RACS is being comprehensively assessed by the Australian Medical
Council and the Medical Council of New Zealand for accreditation to
deliver surgical training. The AMC team is assessing RACS SET and
continuing professional development programs. A final report is
anticipated in October.
The AMC's preliminary statement of findings was presented to
RACS Council on 29 June 2017
Thank to all who contributed to the AMC accreditation meetings
held in April to June.
Next phase - key dates (provisional)
11 September 2017
The AMC will send a comprehensive and detailed draft
accreditation report which will include reports specific to
each specialty. RACS will be provided with an opportunity to
respond to the AMC accreditation team by 6 October 2017.
12 October 2017
The AMC will then submit the amended report to the AMC
Specialist Education Committee (SEAC). Following SEAC's
endorsement of the report, this will be forwarded to RACS for final
comment. The report, with any comments by RACS will then be
submitted to the AMC Directors meeting on 24 November 2017 for its
13 December 2017
The AMC will provide advice to the Medical Board of
Accreditation Submission 2016 (PDF 5.5MB) details the RACS
submission to the AMC.
Request for Additional Information (PDF 165KB) details the
additional requirements for the AMC.
The AMC Accreditation 2017 Additional Information
(PDF 416KB) details RACS response to AMC request.
View the AMC website: AMC
Assessing specialist medical education and training for
more information on the AMC