All members of the Australian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society are medically trained professionals registered and regulated by the
Medical Board of Australia.
With extensive educational and experiential backgrounds in all aspects of orthopaedic
medicine and surgery, our members are exposed to broad medical, as well as surgical studies, practices, and research.
Members of theAustralian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society have completed four years of Undergraduate studies
in medicine and surgery, including internships and residencies. Proudly,
members have various backgrounds in ICU and trauma training, acute and chronic disease,
orthopaedic surgery, and general care. Under the close guidance of the RACS (Royal Australian
College of Surgeons), members have and continue to embark on their own medical careers as
orthopaedic surgeons. Education, residency, and training are characterized by each Member’s
focus on principles of the surgical care of acute or chronically ill patients, with exposure to other
fields, such as plastics, vascular, neurosurgery, and general surgery.
Our members participate in a minimum of five years’ training within both the Public and Private
hospital sector, focusing on the various principles of orthopaedic care; the treatment of bone,
nerve, soft and tissue disease; acute trauma and elective conditions; and both adult as well as
paediatric care. Additionally, Members are trained in medical and surgical management and
work in close proximity to mentors, supervisors, and leading experts in the field of orthopaedics
through national and international fellowships, fostering their interest in the specialized care of
foot and ankle conditions.
Further, our members are medically trained doctors, registered by the Medical Board of
Australia under the guidance of the Royal Australasian College Surgeons (RACS), the peak
surgical body tasked with the training of all medically trained surgeons in Australia. Members
are highly qualified, equipped to handle all issues relating to foot and ankle conditions, and are
primarily interested in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions. They are trained under the
supervision of surgeons in different hospital locations to gain broad exposure to different
techniques and procedures in Medical and Surgical management.
At the completion of their training, members of the society will have developed a keen interest in
the treatment of foot and ankle conditions, embarking on local and international fellowships with
leading experts in the foot and ankle community.
Active Members of the Australian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society are closely educated, trained, guided, and
certified by the RACS (Royal Australian College of Surgeons), MBA (Medical Board of
Australia), and the AOA (Australian Orthopaedic Association).