Cosmetic Surgery Training Program



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Cosmetic Surgery Training Program


The ACCSM Cosmetic Surgery training program provides two years of advanced training in cosmetic surgery. It has a number of consistent parts:
(i) 24 months – Australian rotation
(ii) The production of a clinical research paper or review article for publication
(iii) College academic syllabus
(iv) College Fellowship examinations: written and oral components
(v) Surgical log book
(vi) Trainee evaluation reports

Course Rotation

The Australian component comprises rotations based in NSW, VIC and QLD.

Rotations consists of a minimum of 3 months duration and involves attachment to at least four cosmetic proceduralists who are responsible for the trainee’s clinical training.

Trainees are required to complete a minimum of:
(i) 25 hours clinical attendance each week (eg. operating sessions, pre-op and post-op clinics) which are registered in their clinical log book (minimum 1100 hours per year).
(ii) 10 hours of academic time (the time estimated to complete the academic syllabus).
(iii) Attendance at a minimum of 6 major procedures per week (minimum of 250 per year) recorded in their surgical log book.

Trainees are also responsible for running the Journal Club which is part of the College CME program.