ASAPS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
The ASAPS Fellowship program has been developed to expand on the pre-Fellowship training in aesthetic surgery that is an integral part of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery training. This allows sub-specialisation in an area of interest such as breast surgery, facial surgery, rhinoplasty surgery, body contouring surgery.
At the end of the College training we would like to offer our graduates the option to learn and compliment their aesthetic knowledge and skills by doing a fellowship. Fellowships are supported by our industry partners in the form of scholarships to augment the stipend for these fellowships.
The following fellowships are currently available, although timing is subject to availability. They are all for 6 months and some are run by individuals and some by a group of surgeons.
Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Melbourne
Established over 20 years ago by the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery, the Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship is available to young plastic surgeons who have achieved FRACS or an overseas equivalent. The paid fellowship is usually for six months and involves assisting in many aesthetic surgical procedures as part of a busy private plastic surgery group practice. It also includes participation in a clinical research program, the opportunity for publication in a peer reviewed plastic surgery journal and presentation at a RACS-approved plastic surgery meeting. Applications should be accompanied by a CV and 2 references sent to email@example.com with the subject line ‘Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship Application – Attention Mr Rick Hartman.’
Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery New Zealand
The New Zealand Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offers a Fellowship in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery. Open to Australasian Fellows who have attained FRACS in plastic surgery, the position is ideally suited to New Zealand trainees who have completed their training and are eligible to bill for ACC and insurance work as a specialist. The six-month position can be tailored to time constraints of other northern hemisphere fellowships.
It involves working within a group practice of four surgeons with a range of skills and interests. Fellows will be exposed to all aspects of aesthetic surgery, as well as breast reconstruction, general reconstructive and skin cancer-related surgery. A research project is expected with presentation at an Australasian meeting or publication. ASAPS supports the fellowship directly with a generous grant. Applicants must be trainee or associate members of ASAPS. Applications can be made by emailing Mr Januszkiewicz, Mr Bartlett or Mr Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cosmetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Sydney
Applications are open for the position of Fellow in Cosmetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Macquarie University. The paid fellowship has been running for five years and trained plastic surgeons from Australia, New Zealand, Europe, South Africa and Asia. Applicants must be FRACS (plastic and reconstructive) or equivalently qualified, and hold or be eligible to obtain medical registration in New South Wales. This requires current IELTS academic grading for competency in English. Fellowships are either six or 12 months with an option to enrol in a Certificate of Advanced Surgery Course at Macquarie University during the attachment. The university department has six plastic surgeons, two maxillofacial surgeons and works closely with the Department of Breast Oncology and Surgery. The Department head is Professor Anand Deva who also runs a scientific research program into surgical and implant infection. Fellows are encouraged to become involved and complete a research project during their time at Macquarie. Please forward your application to Claire King, Doctors in Training Manager, MQ Health, Ground Floor, F10A Building, 2 Technology Place, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia, +61 (2) 9812 3512, Claire.King@mqhealth.org.au
Please contact Suzane Ali at the ASAPS office for further information with regards to application and funding for these fellowships.
ASAPS are developing to improve the scope and standard of this training. We are also looking at shorter internships possibly for more established surgeons to improve and hone their skills in a particular area or with a particular surgeon.
NOTE: You must be a member of the Society (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) to apply for Fellowship/s “with ASAPS.”