Health, Hospitals and Education
The College has an ongoing commitment to the educational
development and support of Fellows, Trainees, IMGS and other health
professionals. It is a leader in education, research and audit,
event services and also maintains numerous awards, lectures and
The College supports education and training providers in many
ways; RACS can accredit your course or activity for continuing
professional development. The College also operates or can access a
number of specialty training venues across the region, providing
access to cutting-edge techniques and technologies. The College
works with Specialty Societies to assess and accredit proposed Post
Fellowship Education and Training Programs.
The College advocates on behalf of Fellows, providing a strong
and clear voice for surgeons. In doing so, the College ensures that
the government is well acquainted with the needs and views of
surgeons. This section of the site includes information about our
work in the community, statistics of the surgical workforce and
policies and position papers.
Hospitals have an integral part in the training of surgeons.
Trainees complete clinical placements at accredited hospitals,
working through a range of competencies to progress their training.
Many surgeons take part in audits in order to learn from their own
and others' experiences of certain types of cases. Research is also
important in the development of new procedures and techniques.