Combined Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery PhD/FRACS Program

The combined PhD/FRACS qualification has been set up to promote and fast track future research leaders in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  By making this combined qualification available we hope to attract candidates with both strong academic and clinical capabilities to our specialty.

By doing this we aim to:

  • Enhance the academic and research base amongst Specialist Plastic Surgeons;
  • Advance the capacity and reputation of our specialty as leading innovators in surgery;
  • Foster innovation across disciplines, including disciplines outside medicine and surgery, to be at the forefront of the major changes in patient and community health.

Plastic Surgery is a specialty with a strong history of innovation and research. To continue this tradition the specialty must replenish and strengthen its research base and leadership.  A strong culture of research and innovation requires wide participation across the specialty, but it also needs a small number of truly outstanding individuals who commit to a career pathway that is focused on being international leaders in PRS research.

Program Flyer available here.

Expression of Interest (EOI) form available here.

Formal Application (by invitation only) form available here.