The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons provides training and
then accreditation to doctors who become surgeons. RACS also
publishes guidelines and conducts research. For those facing
surgery there can be many questions. How do I find a surgeon? Is my
surgeon fully qualified and up-to-date with the latest research?
What does FRACS mean? This area of the website enables you to find
out more about the College, and what it means for you.
The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of
the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the
requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development
(CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes
retired or inactive Fellows.
Policies of the College are written and published to enable
transparency in how the College operates. Position Papers represent
the recommendations of the College and its preferred position on
surgical issues. The College also publishes a number of
publications including Surgical News and the ANZ Journal of
RACS Surgeons use the suffix FRACS after their name, but what
does this actually mean?
Positions available at the College are advertised here.
Information and resources for patients including informed
consent, informed financial consent, fees for surgery and knowing
The International Development Program provides awards,
fellowships, grants and scholarships to surgeons to fund training
opportunities and facilitate professional contact with medical
personnel. The recipients are from Asia and the Pacific, Australia,
New Zealand, United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
This section of the site provides information about how the
College delivers health services and develops surgical capacity in
Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific.
The National Breast Cancer Audit (NBCA) is a clinical audit
developed with the aim of improving quality of care by surgeons for
patients with early breast cancer in Australia and New Zealand.