Glossary


FRACS: Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. The distinction is awarded by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to specialist  surgeons who have completed a minimum of 12 years medical and surgical education, with at least 5 years of specialist postgraduate training. 

MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and is awarded to medical practitioners upon graduation from university. A doctors with an MBBS holds a basic medical degree.

RACS: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. RACS is the only College in Australia that is accredited by the Commonwealth Government to deliver specialist surgical training.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon: A Specialist Plastic Surgeon is a Commonwealth Government accredited plastic surgeon, trained and qualified to perform invasive cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in public and private hospitals, and accredited day surgeries. The Medical Board of Australia states that the “Specialist Plastic Surgeon” title can only be used by FRACS approved specialist surgeons in the recognised specialty of Plastic Surgery.