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

Facial Surgical Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

We are now inviting applications for the fellowship position, which is 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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Fellow / Senior registrar Position in Adelaide, Australia for 2019

We are seeking expressions of interest for a 12 month position at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide for a Fellow in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (commencing 4th Feb 2019).  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.

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Hand Surgery Fellow

You will provide a hand surgical service of the highest standard to patients of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Engaging in clinical practice as determined by the Unit Director, you will oversee inpatient management and ensure good communication with paramedical and junior medical staff.

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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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Microsurgical Fellowship

The Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital is offering a one year clinical Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship. The position is open to qualified overseas Plastic Surgeons eligible for temporary medical registration in Victoria. Appointments are for 12 months from 1st September through to 31st August the following year.

Applications close: 6th July 2019
Interviews: 15th/16th July (via Skype)
Job offer: 17th July

To apply: Refer to the Melbourne Health Careers Website

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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


Breast, face, nose and body (Cosmetic)

The ASAPS Fellowship program (Australasia) includes nine fellowships allowing sub specialisation in an area of interest such as breast surgery, facial surgery, rhinoplasty surgery, body contouring surgery.

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Fellowship in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery / Autologous Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer Australia together with Avenue Plastic Surgery is offering a  Fellowship in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery with a special interest in Autologous Fat Transfer to the breast.

Candidates should have their FRACS in plastic surgery and be eligible for specialist registration in Australia.

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General cosmetic surgery and private practice

Australia Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship program (Sydney based) includes 4-6 weeks orientation followed by paid fellowship ( 6-12 months)  and exposure to the entire gamut of cosmetic (such as breast surgery, facial surgery, rhinoplasty surgery, body contouring surgery and more) as well as private practice administration.

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Breast Surgery

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

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International Fellowships

Plastic Surgery Fellow

Canterbury District Health Board

You are invited to apply for a Plastic Surgery Fellowship year with the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Canterbury District Health Board starting in August 2019.

The department has two house officers, three rotating surgical registrars, one SET 1 advanced trainee and three SET 2-5 advanced trainees in Plastic Surgery. You work in three teams and each team has three Consultants.

The service is about caring for both acute and elective patients and also includes you attending outpatient clinics for both consultant clinics and patient reviews.

Closing date: Wednesday, 31 July 2019.

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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 11, 2019 for consideration of funding for 2020.

Read more for the eligibility requirements and application form.