Global Health Scholarships


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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.


The RACS Global Health Scholarships 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.

The College recognises that there is a shortage of trained and skilled local specialists in many developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This shortage severely reduces the countries' capacity to deliver surgical and medical care to their populations. The overarching goal of the Global Health Scholarship Program is to improve the health outcomes for disadvantaged communities in the region, by providing training opportunities to promising individuals who will contribute to the long-term development of surgical and medical capacity in their country. This is part of the College's strategy to increase access to safe surgery and anaesthesia, alleviating the level of poverty and disability in developing countries.

Rowan Nicks Fellowships and Scholarships

International Development

The Rowan Nicks fellowships and scholarships are offered annually to young surgeons and anaesthetists who have been identified as surgical or medical leaders of the future. These opportunities are tenable in an institution where recipients will learn the craft of surgery (or anaesthesia), and also become involved in teaching, research and administration. Read about the Rowan Nicks Fellowships and Scholarships

Global Health Travel Grant for Asia Pacific Surgeons

The Global Health Travel Grant for Asia Pacific Surgeons provides for recipients to attend the Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and for hospital visits in the host city. Read about the Global Health Travel Grant for Asia Pacific Surgeons

International Development

Surgeons International Award

The Surgeons International Award provides for doctors, nurses or other health professionals from underprivileged backgrounds to undertake short term visits to one or more Australian hospitals to acquire the knowledge, skills and contacts needed for the promotion of improved health services in the recipient's own country. Read about the Surgeons International Award

Weary Dunlop Boon Pong Exchange Fellowship

The Weary Dunlop Boon Pong Exchange Fellowship is a collaboration between the RACS and the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand. The exchange program provides opportunities for Thai surgeons to undertake clinical attachments in Australian hospitals, in their nominated field of interest. Read about the Weary Dunlop Boon Pong Exchange Fellowship

Myanmar Scholarship

The Myanmar Scholarship was established in 2015 by the RACS' Foundation for Surgery, in collaboration with the Univeristy of Medicine 1, Yangon. Scholarship recipients undertake short-term attachments in hospitals in Australia and/or New Zealand, with the aim to develop leadership skills, systems training, clinical research, hospital management and administration, and technical skills.


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

Telephone: +61 3 9249 1211
Fax: +61 3 9276 7431