Maintenance of Professional Standards


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Maintenance of Professional Standards

The Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) Program is offered by the College to enable doctors not trained by the College to demonstrate their maintenance of appropriate professional standards of knowledge and performance. The MOPS Program is completed over a 12-month consecutive period.

Doctors who are not Fellows of the College but have postgraduate surgical qualifications at a recognised institution can register to participate in the program. Similarly, doctors who are specialist or vocationally registered in Australia and/or New Zealand respectively are also welcome to register to participate in the program.

MOPS program requirements

The MOPS Program has been developed in consultation with specialty societies, associations and regional committees to ensure that it meets the needs of participants and reflects current educational principles. The Continuing Professional Development Guide (PDF 834 KB) outlines requirements for the program according to practice types and provides information within each category on activities that participants can undertake to assist with meeting the requirements.

Statement of participation

Participants who meet the requirements of the program are eligible to receive a Statement of Participation. The statement may be supplied to medical registration boards, hospitals or other organisations as evidence of your participation in a professional development program.


To register for the MOPS Program, please complete the  


Australian residents:
Department of Professional Standards
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9249 1282
Fax: +61 3 9276 7432

New Zealand residents:
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
New Zealand Office
PO Box 7451
Newtown 6242 Wellington New Zealand

Telephone: +64 4 385 8247
Fax: +64 4 385 8873