Application 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.



Information on the application process in Australia

If you wish to work as a specialist surgeon in Australia you are required to:

  1. Apply directly to Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate's (ECFMG) Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) for varification of both primary and specialist qualification(s).
  2. Complete an Australian Medical Council (AMC) online application to establish an AMC portfolio.
  3. Apply to RACS for a Specialist and/or AoN assessment.

For more information on the EPIC verification process go to the Australian Medical Council website.

Note: ensure you have applied to the ECFMG for EPIC verification before you apply to RACS for specialist and/or AoN assessment.

The application and assessment processes for Specialist Assessment and/or AoN Assessments are the same; however AoN applications have additional documentation about AoN positions.

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Information on the application process in New Zealand

If you wish to work as a specialist surgeon in New Zealand you are required to apply to the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ). To determine your registration pathway the MCNZ will assess a range of factors including your training, qualifications, experience and length of time you intend working in this country. Once your pathway is determined you will need to complete and submit required paperwork to the MCNZ. The MCNZ will review your application and determine your eligibility for registration. For further information about the MCNZ's application process, visit their website