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Encyclopedia > Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is the body responsible for training and examining surgeons in New Zealand and Australia. The head office of the College is in Melbourne, Australia. Surgery Surgery is the medical specialty that treats diseases or injuries by operative manual and instrumental treatment. ... Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ...


RACS was formed in 1927. Its major roles are in training surgeons, continuing education, and setting standards for surgical practice. The members of the college fall into two categories: trainees (doctors training to be surgeons) and "fellows" (who possess the fellowship of the college, FRACS). Currently there are over 7,100 members of whom 1,650 are trainees.


The college is a non-government body and this independence has lead to conflict with government. It is also independent of universities. Training is funded by significant fees paid by trainees.


The college trains in nine surgical speciality areas:

  1. general surgery
  2. neurosurgery
  3. vascular surgery
  4. head & neck and ENT surgery
  5. cardiothoracic surgery
  6. paediatric surgery
  7. orthopaedic surgery
  8. plastic surgery
  9. urology

Ophthalmic surgeons are trained by their own college, i.e. the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO). O&G surgeons are also trained by a separate college, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (RANZCOG). A surgeon operating General surgery, despite its name, is a surgical specialty that focuses on surgical treatment of abdominal organs, e. ... Insertion of an electrode during neurosurgery for Parkinsons disease. ... Vascular surgery is the branch of surgery that occupies itself with surgical interventions of arteries and veins, as well as conservative therapies for disease of the peripheral vascular system. ... In medicine, the field of (cardio)thoracic surgery or cardiovascular surgery is involved in the surgical treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the thorax, i. ... Pediatric surgery (sometimes spelled paediatric surgery) is a subspecialty of surgery involving the surgery of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. ... Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (BE: orthopaedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with acute, chronic, traumatic and recurrent injuries and other disorders of the locomotor system, its musclular and bone parts. ... “Facial reconstruction” redirects here. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Eye surgery in the middle ages. ... Obstetrics and gynaecology (often abbreviated Ob-Gyn in the US and O&G elsewhere) form a single medical specialty and have a combined postgraduate training program. ...


The major activities of the college are surgical training and examination, setting of standards for surgical practice, continuing professional development and government and media relations.


Links

RACS website


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