ANZ Journal of Surgery

Cover image for Vol. 87 Issue 11

Edited By: John P. Harris

Impact Factor: 1.513

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 115/197 (Surgery)

Online ISSN: 1445-2197

Society Information

Visit the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons website.
The RACS is an internationally recognised organisation of surgeons who are primarily based in Australian and New Zealand.

Approximately 90 per cent of all surgeons practising in Australia and New Zealand are Fellows of the RACS (FRACS). These surgeons were trained by the RACS in nine surgical specialties through its Division of Academic Services.

The RACS is also responsible for maintaining surgical standards in Australia and New Zealand through its Department of Continuing Professional Development and Recertification.

Formed in 1927, the RACS is a non-Government organisation run by a Council made up of elected members from throughout Australia and New Zealand who work in an honorary capacity. There are also co-opted members to represent surgical specialties.

Also working in an honorary capacity are the surgeons who make up the New Zealand, State and ACT Committees as well as the 32 Committees of Council which have been formed to address issues affecting surgeons in a wide variety of areas.