RACS Support Program

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Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

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The College recognises Trainees, Fellows and International Medical Graduates may face stressful situations on a daily basis. Coping with the demands of a busy profession, maintaining skills and knowledge and balancing family and personal commitments can be difficult.

Surgeons, like the rest of society, can struggle with depression, anxiety and poor mental health. The work environments surgeons find themselves in may also contribute to high levels of stress due to administrative processes, fear of litigation and inappropriate behaviour such as bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment.

The College is committed to providing support to surgeons to assist them appropriately through difficult situations.

Fellows, Trainees and International Medical Graduates (IMGs) may seek assistance through the following mechanisms:

RACS Support Program

The College has partnered with Converge International to provide confidential support to surgeons. This can be for any personal or work related matter. Converge counsellors are experienced in working with individuals in the medical profession.

  • Support is confidential and private
  • Four sessions per calendar year are offered (funded by the College)
  • Assistance can be provided face to face, via telephone or online
  • Services are available throughout Australia and New Zealand

How to contact Converge International:

  • Telephone 1300 687 327 in Australia or 0800 666 367 in New Zealand
  • Email eap@convergeintl.com.au
  • Identify yourself as a Fellow, Trainee or IMG of RACS
  • Appointments are available from 8:30am to 6:00pm Mon-Fri (excluding public holiday)
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone counselling is available