The objectives of the ACPS training Program are to:
- Produce a competent practitioner of foot and ankle surgery, whilst maintaining the interests of public health and safety;
- Foster the development of analytical and research skills to encourage contribution to existing literature in respect to medical and surgical therapeutics of the foot and ankle;
- Promote the acquisition of a range of communication skills to enhance the
membersability to disseminate knowledge and information;
- Ensure the promotion of qualities necessary for the well-being of the patient, the surgeon
andthe profession; and
- To meet the community and
work force“needs” for Podiatric Surgeons in contemporary Australian Health Care.
These objectives will be achieved through the integration of university-based post-graduate theory and research studies, as well as supervised practical foot and ankle surgical Training Program undertaken by candidates seeking Fellowship of the ACPS.
The ACPS Training Program uses a variety of teaching methods that have both practical and theoretical components. These include (but are not limited to) the following activities and practices:
- Case studies;
- Skills development courses;
- Clinical rotations;
- International Preceptorship Training (
UKand North America);
- Peer review activities;
- Progressive development of preoperative, perioperative and postoperative skills;
- Mentoring; and
- Publication of original research.
Throughout the ACPS Training Program, Registrars are assessed on clinical knowledge, clinical skills
There are two separate processes of assessment within the ACPS Training Program. These are:
- Progressive Assessments; and
- Clinical and theoretical examination.
For further detailed information on the Training Program, please contact the College.