CME & Professional Development

This consists of those educational activities undertaken after qualifying as a Fellow / Member of the College which serve to increase, maintain and develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective and safe patient care.

Membership Categories

  • Fellow
  • Associate Member
  • Affiliate Member
  • Nurse Affiliate Members

There are four categories of activities:

 

Category 1 - Hospital and Committee Meetings

This includes attendance at any of the following meetings:

  • Specialty Unit Meetings.
  • Clinical Outcome Meeting including grand rounds.
  • Any hospital committee involved with clinical care of patients.

The total minimum requirement for Category I is ten hours active involvement per year.

Category 2 - Scientific Meetings (1 day = 8 hours)

This includes attendance at any internationally accredited meeting involved cosmetic surgical / medical activities.

The total minimal requirement for Category II is thirty hours per annum.

Category 3 - Self-Educational Activities

These include the following:

  • Internet activities related, to clinical practice.
  • Surgical journals, tapes, videos etc.
  • Arranged visits to special units.
  • Preparation for and participation in self-assessment tests.
  • Acquisition of new skills related to cosmetic surgical practice.

Category 4 - Other Activities

These include the following:

  • Internet activities related, to clinical practice.
  • Surgical journals, tapes, videos etc.
  • Arranged visits to special units.
  • Preparation for and participation in self-assessment tests.
  • Acquisition of new skills related to cosmetic surgical practice.
  • The minimum requirements for Categories Ill and IV is a total of forty hours.

Summary of Requirements for Re-certification Program

  • Engage in a total of 80 hours of continuing medical education per annum.
  • Conduct an audit of some aspect of the Fellow or Member's clinical practice related to cosmetic surgery / medicine.
  • Arrange a peer review of that audit.
  • Engage in audit activities for at least 5 hours per annum (in addition to activities referred to above.
  • Be credentialled at a hospital that is accredited by the Australian Council on Health Care Standards or that meets the standards for an ACCS approved hospital.

If requested, Fellows / Members are required to supply documentation to support the information provided on the Annual Re-certification Data Form.
At the end of each calendar year, each Fellow/Member will be sent a Recertification Data Form which is required to be completed and return to the College by the due date. All documents will be assessed and as soon as possible after the due date each Fellow/Member who meets the minimum standard will be sent a Recertification Statement for the previous year. It is envisaged that Recertification Statements will be issued nolater than December of the year following the year being re-certified. At the end of two years each Fellow/Member who has met the requirements for two consecutive years is awarded a Certificate of Continuing Professional Standards. It is a condition of Re-certification that Fellows/Members produce evidence that they have current appropriate medical indemnity insurance with an appropriate medical defence organisation in order to protect the public.

Membership Documentation

ACCS Fellowship Application Form

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Affiliate Membership Application Form

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