Trauma Education & Scholarships

Fellowship Training in Australia and New Zealand

In 2019, the Post-Fellowship Education and Training (PFET) Program in Trauma Surgery was established.

The PFET Program in Trauma Surgery is administered by the General Surgeons Australia Trauma Training Committee (TTC). This collaboration with GSA has allowed ANZAST to draw on the experience of the GSA Executive in developing a PFET program in accordance with the requirements of RACS. All members of the TTC are required to be members of ANZAST and are appointed by the ANZAST Executive. The TTC is comprised of vascular, orthopaedic and general surgeons, from Australia and New Zealand as well as from the military, and a trainee representative.

GSA Trauma Training Committee Terms of Reference

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Post-Fellowship positions in Australia and New Zealand

There are a number of post-fellowship positions across Australia and New Zealand, that allow excellent exposure to the management of injured patients including those with multi-system trauma.

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Skills Training

Definitive Surgical Trauma Care

ANZAST considers surgical skills training a vital resource for surgeons who treat injured patients.

ANZAST Skills Workshops, and the Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) course are the premier skills courses currently available within Australia and New Zealand.

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Master of Traumatology

The first of it’s kind in Australia, the Master of Traumatology Program at the University of Newcastle combines formalisation of clinical experience with a postgraduate coursework qualification.

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Damian McMahon Research Travel Grant

Established in 2014, the Damian McMahon Research Travel Grant commemorates the life of our founding President.

$3000 is awarded annually for the best trauma paper presented at the RACS Annual Scientific Conference. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the trainee will use the funds to present at the ATLS Region XVI meeting the same year.

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RACS Trauma Research Scholarships

There are a number of research scholarships open to trainees and fellows of the College, through the Foundation of Surgery.

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