• Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Summary

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Plastic and reconstructive surgeons specialise in the reconstruction and repair of soft tissue, bones and skin.

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Trainees require one term in emergency or critical care (emergency department, intensive care unit or high dependency unit) and one term in plastic and reconstructive surgery. An online curriculum vitae (20%), structured referee reports (35%) and a semi-structured interview (45%) are also part of the selection process.
36–40 hours/week
average time worked
$281,608-$448,530/year
average salary
5 years
min full time
GP sub-specialty
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Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
   
Plastic and reconstructive surgeons specialise in the reconstruction and repair of soft tissue, bones and skin.
http://www.surgeons.org/surgical-specialties/plastic-and-reconstructive/
$3,405
36–40
33/67
15
5
Oversubscribed
80
No
Trainees require one term in emergency or critical care (emergency department, intensive care unit or high dependency unit) and one term in plastic and reconstructive surgery. An online curriculum vitae (20%), structured referee reports (35%) and a semi-structured interview (45%) are also part of the selection process.
Trainees require one term in emergency or critical care (emergency department, intensive care unit or high dependency unit) and one term in plastic and reconstructive surgery. An online curriculum vitae (20%), structured referee reports (35%) and a semi-structured interview (45%) are also part of the selection process.
Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).

RACS is the principal body for the training and education of surgeons in Australia and New Zealand.  Accreditation is given by the Australian Medical Council, on behalf of the Medical Board of Australia, and the Medical Council of New Zealand to conduct training and education of surgeons in all specialties in Australia and New Zealand. 
Any person wishing to register for selection into the surgical education and training (SET) program of one (or more) of the surgical specialties must fulfil all of the generic eligibility criteria at the time of registration, whilst being prepared to meet the eligibility criteria for the specific specialty (or specialties) during the next stage of selection.
The generic eligibility requirements that apply across all nine specialties are to have:
- Permanent residency or citizenship of Australia or New Zealand at the time of registration
- General (unconditional) registration in Australia or general scope or restricted general scope registration in the relevant specialty in New Zealand
- Successfully completed the RACS specified hand hygiene learning module from Hand Hygiene Australia since 1 January 2013
- Completed the RACS Let’s Operate With Respect eModule 4
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$281,608-$448,530
Fellowship examination: $8,165
Surgical science examination: $3,930
Plastic and reconstructive surgical science and principles exam: $2,955
Clinical examination: $2,255
$17,305
RACS Australian Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and RACS New Zealand Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery have oversight of the plastic and reconstructive surgery surgical education and training (SET) program in Australia and New Zealand respectively, both reporting to the Board of Surgical Education and Training.

The plastic and reconstructive surgery SET program is designed to provide trainees with clinical and operative experience in order to learn special methods of investigation and become competent in techniques related to the discipline. At the conclusion of training it is expected that trainees will be able to perform as independent practitioners, meeting the requirements of all identified RACS competencies.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery covers a broad scope of practice, from procedures to improve one's aesthetic appearance to reconstructive surgery, including trauma, burns, and congenital defects such as cleft palate.

The SET program in plastic and reconstructive surgery is administered in Australia by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and in New Zealand by the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS).

The following are courses expected to be completed during SET training. You may apply to these courses even before you are accepted onto the program.
- Australian and New Zealand surgical skills education and training (ASSET): $3,295
- Care of the critically ill surgical patient (CCrISP): $2,963
- Early management of severe trauma (EMST): $2,963
- Critical literature evaluation and research (CLEAR): $1,445
Applications are accepted in February.
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