Would you like to travel to the Asia-Pacific region with Interplast’s experienced and dedicated volunteer medical team and take part in their life-changing work?
Interplast sends teams of plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide free reconstructive surgery and medical training to communities in need in the Asia-Pacific region. You will be able to join as an additional team member, get involved with their essential work and immerse yourself in a different culture, with different healthcare issues.
Since 2013, Avant and Interplast have collaborated on a successful Student Placement Program and are now excited to extend a funded opportunity to one recently fellowed plastic surgeon. The successful applicant will be awarded a trip to an Asia-Pacific destination (as confirmed by Interplast), with the flights, accommodation, meals and insurance provided by Avant*.
Applications for the 2019 Avant and Interplast New Fellow Placement Program are now closed. Congratulations to the 2019 winner, Cameron Keating.
To be eligible to apply, you must:
- be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia
- be a current Plastic Surgery fellow (within the first 5 years of your fellowship)
- hold an Avant professional indemnity insurance policy.
- Applications Open: 25 March, 2019.
- Application Close: 26 April, 2019
- Winners Announced: Early May, 2019.
- Free to Enter
- Complete and submit application and provide 2 references online
- One entry allowed per Avant member.
Avant and Interplast – helping rebuild lives
Avant has been a proud supporter of Interplast since 2009.
Interplast is a not-for-profit organisation working to improve the quality of life for people with a disability resulting from congenital or acquired medical conditions such as cleft lip and palate or burn scar contractures in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region. Their focus is on providing free surgical treatment for patients who would otherwise not be able to afford these services.
Avant’s support provides funding for the Interplast programs and we are rewarded by knowing that we are helping doctors, surgeons and anesthetists practitioners find opportunities to give back through volunteering in areas of need. We are also proud that the critical work of the Interplast Placement Programs, helps change not only the lives of the patients, but those who take part in the program.
Learn more about Interplast.
For full details, please read the Terms and Conditions.
*Location may change at Interplast’s discretion. Exact dates to be confirmed and may be subject to change. Applicants must be a current member of Avant and have a current Avant Practitioner Indemnity Policy.
If you would like to find out more about the Avant and Interplast New Fellow Placement Program, fill out and submit this form. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.