Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Entry Requirements

    • Australia or New Zealand permanent resident or citizen
    • General medical registration
    • Completion of PGY2
    • Completion of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Hand Hygiene Learning Module
    • Completed the RACS “Operating with Respect” eLearning module
    • Completion of the Generic Surgical Sciences exam
    • Refer to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons  for further information on selection and/or eligibility

    Total Training Time

    5 years (full-time) of Surgical Education and training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    How to apply for a specialist training position in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    1. Applicants must first register online at the RACS website and satisfy the generic eligibility requirements
    2. Applicants must indicate an intention to apply to the SET in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Australia)
    3. Applications will be available online via a link on the ASPS website. 

    Applicants must register their intention to apply with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

    In addition to the RACS generic eligibility criteria, further selection criteria for application and selection to Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is made through the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

    Queensland Health offers a central allocations program for SET 1 Principal House Officer (PHO) applications in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and applicants must complete their Queensland Health preferencing through the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) campaign.

    SET 2-5 allocations for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery are conducted by RACS.

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    Find out more about Queensland-specific workforce demographics and specialty information.

    If you would like to get more information on training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, please contact us.

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