What qualifications do you need to work in Surgery in Australia and New Zealand?
Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is the Specialist qualification in Australia and New Zealand. You are advised to assess your training program in terms of content, duration, governance, and assessment to see if it is comparable to the RACS training program. If so, it may be worth applying for Specialist Assessment in Australia or Vocational registration in New Zealand. International qualifications that are often deemed comparable include:
- UK/Ireland – FRCS combined with the CCT (or CCST or JCHMT as appropriate)
- Canada – Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada
- USA – Some Board-Certified Surgeons – depending on training program