Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery program

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 palates. This page contains information about the training program for Plastic and Reconstructive surgery.

Program

The five year Surgical Education and Training Program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is administered in Australia by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and in New Zealand by the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons.  Entry into the training program is highly competitive, for further information please refer to the  Selection Requirements.  Each year of training is divided into two surgical terms.  Trainees advance from general surgical assisting to undertaking more advanced plastic surgical procedures.  Trainees always work under supervision.  Plastic Surgery trainees who complete the program and succeed in the examinations are eligible to be awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). 

Supervision of the Surgical Education and Training (SET) program for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) in Australia is the responsibility of the Australian Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  The Australian Plastic and Reconstructive Training Handbook is currently under review.  All queries should be directed to Penny Sinden - education@plasticsurgery.org.au

Supervision of the program in New Zealand is the responsibility of the New Zealand Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  The New Zealand Training Handbook is available under Online Resources below, for further information please email training@plasticsurgery.org.nz.

Online resources (members only)

Assessment

 

Contact

Australia

Penny Sinden
Education and Selection Manager
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Suite 503, Level 5, 69 Christie Street
St Leonards NSW 2065 Australia
Facsimile: +61 2 9437 9210
Telephone: +61 2 9437 3041
Email: psinden@plasticsurgery.org.au

New Zealand

Liz Morris
Executive Officer
New Zealand Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons
Po Box 7451
Wellington South 6242
New Zealand

Tel: +64 4803 3020 Fax: +64 4385 8873
Email: training@plasticsurgery.org.nz