A bachelor degree in medicine, a hospital-based internship and residency followed by surgical training is needed to work as a Surgeon. Many Surgeons complete postgraduate studies.
Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is needed to work as a Surgeon. Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons may be needed to specialise.
Checks, licences and tickets
You may need:
- national police check
- working with children check
- be up to date with immunisations
Thinking about study or training?
Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.
- Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
- Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.
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