Pacific nations benefit from surgical training

Under the Pacific Islands Project funded by AusAID, RACS has sent more than 520 teams to 11 Pacific Island countries and provided them with more than 60,000 consultations.

“By 2011, Fiji School of Medicine, which began postgraduate specialist training in 1998, had awarded 51 doctors a diploma in surgery [one year], 20 of whom had completed their Masters in Medicine [four years],” said Professor David Watters, chair of the international committee at RACS.