AMC Accreditation 2017


Find a surgeon

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.


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 decision. 

13 December 2017

The AMC will provide advice to the Medical Board of Australia

More information

The AMC Accreditation Submission 2016 (PDF 5.5MB) details the RACS submission to the AMC.

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