The Australian Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery together with the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons provide information on fellowships within Australia and abroad. Fellowships listed here are neither directly nor indirectly endorsed by the Board or ASPS. This list is not exhaustive.

For more information about each Fellowship listed on this page, please contact the relevant institution directly.

Requests to list fellowship information should be sent to ASPS using the Contact Us form.

National Fellowships

Reconstructive Surgery Fellowships

Microsurgery Fellow

Central Adelaide Local Health Network - The Royal Adelaide Hospital

As a Microsurgery Fellow, you will provide a clinical plastic and reconstructive surgical service of the highest standard to patients of the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Engaging in clinical practice as determined by the Unit Director, you will attend to the clinical needs of the patients assigned to you.

Applications close: Cen. Australia Daylight Time

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Fellow Position, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

A 12 month position at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide for a Fellow in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery commencing August 2020.  The position is not sub-specialty specific but gives exposure to a wide range of elective and emergency plastic surgery activity including breast reconstruction, hands, paediatric, facial fractures, abdominoplasty and breast reduction, free flap reconstructions and head and neck cancer.  Flinders Medical Centre is a University Teaching Hospital and the unit consists of 9 consultants, 4 registrars and 5 junior doctors.

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Facial Surgical Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Inviting applications for the fellowship position, supervised by A/Prof Sydney Ch’ng. The fellowship is designed for ambitious candidates who intend to pursue subspecialized training in complex ablative and reconstructive (microsurgical and non-microsurgical) surgery of the face, management of regional nodal basins including sentinel node biopsy for melanoma, parotidectomy and neck dissection, and facial nerve surgery.

The position is based at the Head and Neck Cancer Service at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Center, but the Fellow is also expected to participate in activities at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Plastic Surgery Department and the Melanoma Institute of Australia.

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Burns Unit (Adult and Paediatric)

The Victorian Burns Fellowship is a cross campus full time position at the 2 state wide burn services in Victoria and is based at The Royal Children’s Hospital (Paediatric Burns) and the Alfred Hospital (Adult Burns) in Melbourne. The fellows' commitments are split evenly between the two campuses.

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Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

The Australian Craniofacial Unit has 2 fellowship positions each year available. These positions are open to both Australian and overseas surgeons and offer broad experience in all aspects of craniomaxillofacial surgery.

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Princess Alexandra Hospital fellowship. This fellowship will be based at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, QLD. The fellow will provide clinical care under supervision and acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to satisfy relevant specialist college and medical board requirements in order to practice as a specialist.

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Aesthetic Fellowships

ASAPS Fellowship program

The ASAPS Fellowship program has been developed to expand on the pre‐Fellowship training
in aesthetic surgery that is an integral part of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery training. This
allows sub‐specialisation in an area of interest such as breast surgery, facial surgery,
rhinoplasty surgery, body contouring surgery. At the end of the College training we would like
to offer our graduates the option to learn and compliment their aesthetic knowledge and
skills by doing a fellowship. Fellowships are supported by our industry partners in the form of
scholarships to augment the stipend for these fellowships. The following fellowships are
currently available, although timing is subject to availability. They are all for 6 months and
some are run by individuals and some by a group of surgeons.

Please contact Suzane Ali at the ASAPS office for further information with regards to
application and funding for these fellowships. p: 02 9437 0495  e: sali@asaps.org.au

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The Breast Academy Fellowship program is six to 12 months fellowships allowing subspecialisation in the area of breast surgery.

All program applicants must have successfully completed the FRACS (plastics) or its equivalent.

The principles of the Breast Academy are to advocate for aesthetic breast surgery to be performed by well-trained and qualified plastic surgeons in Australia with appropriate follow-up care.  Fellows will be expected to adopt this ethos and carry it forward into their careers as surgeons and teachers sharing their knowledge where appropriate.

Dr Layt and Dr Stradwick are available to discuss any aspects of the program with interested surgeons.

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International Fellowships

Plastic Surgery Fellow

Aesthetic Surgery

USA - ASAPS International Fellowship Program

The American Aesthetic Society’s International Fellowship Program was established in 2009. The programs endeavour is to enhance the aesthetic education of young plastic surgeons abroad and promote international exchange of information relating to aesthetic plastic surgery.

Deadline: Application must be typed and received no later than January 3, 2020 for consideration of funding for 2021.

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American ASAPS Endorsed Fellowships

ASAPS Endorsed Fellowships are all one year programs which focus on the breadth of aesthetic plastic surgery. All programs adhere to the ASAPS Endorsed Fellowship Recommended Curriculum and participate in SF Match. Fellows are not permitted to contact ASAPS Endorsed Fellowship Programs regarding the 2021 Match. To apply please visit https://www.sfmatch.org/.

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