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The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is the principal body for the training and education of surgeons in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Accreditation is given by the Australian Medical Council, on behalf of the Medical Board of Australia, and the Medical Council of New Zealand to conduct training and education of surgeons in all specialties in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Fellowships of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) are awarded in the following nine surgical divisions. Each of the surgical divisions has a board for training in that specialty.
The Boards can appoint regional subcommittees to advise on training facilities in the regions, and to be available to advise Trainees in the specialty. There are also Fellows in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Ophthalmology.
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is the umbrella organisation representing the interests of all Fellows according to their specialty. Additionally, the specialties and sub-specialties are represented by their own societies or associations.