Become an ANZAPS Member

Under the RACS structure specialty surgical training is the responsibility of the specialty societies. For Paediatric Surgery ANZAPS has a service agreement with RACS to provide the support for the training board. ANZAPS has requested support from the Board in implementing requirements that all Supervisors are active members of ANZAPS. The aim is to bring training more closely aligned with the specialty society and create consistency with the other training boards and societies.

 

Accordingly, all Supervisors will be required to become a member of ANZAPS by 1 January 2020.

Membership Options

Ordinary/Full Membership

This membership is for Paediatric Surgeons who are practicing either full or part time in Australia and New Zealand. 

Ordinary members have the benefit of being eligible to:

  • Become a Surgical Supervisor in Australian and New Zealand hospitals

  • Apply and be nominated for awards and scholarships

  • Attend ANZAPS annual general meetings 

  • Serve on the ANZAPS Executive Committee

  • Nominate other ANZAPS members for election to on the Executive Committee

  • Vote for nominated Executive Committee Members

  • Receive email updates and newsletters from the Executive Committee

  • Access to ANZAPS members only area which includes  the members forum and available job and committee vacancies 

Mr Paul Jackson and Dr Kiarash Taghavi

Overseas/Partial Membership*

This membership is for Paediatric Surgeons who may be from Australia or New Zealand and are living overseas or international Paediatric Surgeons who would like to stay up to date and in contact with ANZAPS. 

Overseas members have the benefit of being eligible to:

  • receive email updates and newsletters from the Executive Committee

  • Attend ANZAPS annual general meetings 

  • Access to ANZAPS members only area which includes  the members forum and available job and committee vacancies

Provisional Membership

This membership is free and is for SET Trainees and International Medical Graduates (IMGs) working towards their Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

Provisional members have the benefit of being eligible to:

  • Apply and be nominated for awards and scholarships

  • Attend ANZAPS annual general meetings 

  • Be nominated for and serve on the Board of Paediatric Surgery as the Trainee Representative

  • Receive email updates and newsletters from the ANZAPS Executive Committee

  • Access to ANZAPS members only area which includes  the members forum and available job and committee vacancies 

 

Once a Trainee becomes a fellow they need to notify the Executive Officer to convert to an Ordinary Membership in order to retain an ANZAPS Membership and enjoy the benefits of an Ordinary Membership. 

Applications received after the beginning of the calendar year will be charged a pro-rata membership fee for that year. 

*ANZAPS Members who have retired or are honorary, can enjoy the benefits of a partial membership; without a fee attached. 

                 How to become a member of ANZAPS

If you are interested in joining or nominating someone you know to become a member of ANZAPS,complete the form below and return to the Executive Officer via email

ANZAPS membership application PDF (35KB)

Submitted applications will be presented to the Executive Committee to be ratified at the next committee meeting (held on average once every 3 months). 

Upon approval, new members are notified and required to pay the subscription fee prior to being eligible to participate in ANZAPS related events.