Victorian Events - general information


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.


Preparation for Practice

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We aim to create a comprehensive and interactive two day course addressing practice adminstration; financial and practice business structures; creating relationships between fellows and referring doctors, staff, private hospitals and private insurance companies; medico-legal aspects; and indentifying pressures and strategies to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. The next Victorian P4P workshop will be held over the weekend of 17, 18 August 2019

Younger Fellows Networking Evening

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This is an informal networking event deigned to provide young surgeons an opportunity to get to know other Younger Fellows.

Hear from Speakers on transitioning from mentee to mentor and how you contribute as a junior consultant to your sugical unit

This free evening event will be held on Wednesday 3 July from 6:15pm until 8.30pm at the RACS office in Melbourne.

To register email:

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  The Victorian Annual Surgical Meeting (Vic ASM)


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The Victorian Annual Surgeons Meeting (Vic ASM) is an opportunity for both accomplished and  aspiring surgeons from across Victoria, across specialties to gather for a scientific program. The meeting is held in alternate years in the city and a regional centre and professional development workshops are included as a part  of the program, prior to the formal opening of the meeting.

Typically, the theme of the meeting is explored through plenary sessions and symposia with invited and guest speakers, providing a forum for lively discussions between speakers and delegates.

Scientific research is also presented at the meeting: the Call for Abstracts attracted a high number of submissions in 2018, with 33 being accepted for presentation - 9 oral and 24 poster presentations. This provides an important platform for trainees, IMGs, junior doctors and medical students to present their research.  Prizes and awards, including the DCAS scholarship are offered in four categories, judged by a panel of surgeons at the meeting. In 2019 the presented abstracts will be published online in the ANZ Journal of Surgery.

To remember Mr G J Royal for his contribution to surgery the formal dinner features a lecture presented by an esteemed member of the medical profession, usually a surgeon. Recipients of Victorian Medical School awards, and other State Awards are also recognised at this dinner.

The trade show exhibition is an important part of the meeting. Our sponsors are integral to the ongoing success of this event.

The 2019 meeting will be held on 11 - 12 October in Albury. Further information.

Developing a Surgical Career Workshop 

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This workshop is designed to provide information about JDocs, the pre-requisites for application to the Surgical Education Program and insight into the RACS Training Program from a Trainee perspective.

There will also be an opportunity to engage in a number of surgical skills stations facilitated by Fellows and Trainees.

We are confident you will find this workshop very rewarding as part of your professsional development and return home with the knowledge to assist you towards a surgical career

Workshops available in 2019:

2 March | 7 September

For more information or to RSVP please contact the Victorian State Office on 03 9249 1254 or

Medical Students' Surgical Workshops (MSSWs)

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Three MSSWs are conducted every year to promote surgery as a career for Victorian Medical Students. Held in the RACS Skills Lab, participants (32 at each event) rotate in small groups through four workstations, to experience hands-on practical skills relevant to the surgical speciality being featured. In 2018 FLS, Plastic, Urology, Vascular and Orthopaedic surgery were featured across the three workshops.

These workshops are designed to promote careers in surgery, promote RACS, and by inviting the students into the skills laboratory, to demistify the RACS.

Increasing registrations of interest are testament to the popularity of the workshops: In 2018 over 300 students registered their interest in attending these workshops and we are expecting similar numbers in 2019. 

In 2019 three workshops will be held on 12 May, 7 July and 4 August. Invitations have been circulated via student surgical interest groups and university administration.

Expression of interest for these workshops now open.

Regional Medical Careers Exhibitions and Events

Regionally, various events are supported by and/or attended by the Victorian State Office. 

If you are interested in sponsoring any of these events, or if you have an event that may be of interest to us, please contact:

Katherine Walsh
Manager Victorian State Office
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1254