Younger Fellows are surgeons in their first 10 years post
Fellowship qualification. There are services available specifically
for Younger Fellows who are encouraged to participate in the
activities, governance and development of the College.
There are more than 1500 Younger Fellows of the College, who are
supported by the Younger Fellows
Committee with representatives from all regions of
Younger Fellows Forum
The YFF is a College-funded annual retreat drawing Younger
Fellows together to discuss and debate relevant issues. It
offers a unique opportunity for a group of Fellows to share ideas
and experiences and debate issues that affect their professional
and personal lives.
In May 2018, the Forum will be held in the Blue Mountains just
prior to the Annual Scientific Congress. Applications are now
closed. Applications for the next Forum will open later in the
In May 2017, the Forum was held at Mount Lofty House,
Adelaide Hills prior to the Annual Scientific Congress.
In May 2016, the Forum was held near Brisbane, prior to the
Annual Scientific Congress. Read further information on the
In May 2015, the Younger Fellows Forum was held at Bunker Bay, WA
in the weekend prior to the Annual Scientific Congress. Read further information
on the 2015 Forum.
Younger Fellows Mentoring Program Pilot
The Younger Fellows Committee are piloting a facilitated
mentoring program open to all Fellows of the college within their
first 10 years of gaining Fellowship. Further information
including how to apply.
Younger Fellows at the ASC
The third session specifically for Younger Fellows was held at
the ASC in Brisbane 2016. Further information on the Annual
Scientific Congress can be found at this link.
Younger Fellows Leadership Exchange
The Younger Fellows Leadership Exchange is an exchange program
between the College and the Association for Academic Surgery in the
US. Information on the Exchange including how to apply can be found
at this link.
Scholarships & Travelling grants
Scholarships & Travelling grants specifically for Younger
Australasian & International Fellowships
Links to listings of accredited and unaccredited
Post-Fellowship training opportunities.
Building your Practice
The College provides a number of resources to assist Fellows in
building their practice:
Preparation for Practice
The College provides many Professional Development
opportunities for Fellows.
Resources for Younger Fellows
Interviews with Senior
Surgical Career Transitions: a
guide to opportunities and challenges
Mentors and Mentees