Welcome to the sunny city of Perth, Western Australia. The PIPRS fellowship is an established 6 or 12 month fellowship program open to overseas plastic surgeons eligible for temporary medical registration in Western Australia. Based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Nedlands, this position is intended for recently qualified plastic surgeons or final year plastic surgery trainees who are seeking additional training in reconstructive surgery.
Together with the local senior trainee, the fellow will be leading the day to day management of the plastic surgery unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. In many cases, he/she will be expected to be the primary operating surgeon. The fellow will also be encouraged to supervise and teach the junior surgical registrars in the unit. On call is on average, a 1 in 5 rota covering Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital only. Research and publications are encouraged but not essential. The fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in the regular consultant led teaching sessions, a program which is recognised as one of the most intensive in the nation.