Professional Development Activities


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.


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The Professional Development Program for Fellows aims to support surgeons in aspects of their professional life, encouraging professional growth and workplace performance. Life long learning through professional development can improve our capabilities and help us to realise our full potential as surgeons as well as individuals.

The workshops and courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited and incorporate one or more of the surgical competencies detailed in the Standards and Protocols section. The activities below are grouped by competency.

Please be advised there will be no hard copies of the Professional Development Booklet for 2019. All dates for our workshops will be available online.

All activities are CPD accredited and reflect the College guidelines for Surgical Competence and Performance.

Technical Expertise

Judgement and Decision Making


Health Advocacy


Collaboration and Teamwork

Management and Leadership

Scholarship and Teaching


Other courses and resources


For more information or if you have suggestions for innovation or comments about the program, contact the Department of Professional Development:

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9276 7440
Fax: +61 3 9276 7412