Originally Posted by footsteps2
Thanks for the info..the research I have done to date doesn't show too promising for Australian prospects..in job terms. I think if I was 10 years younger I would just go for it but by the time I have done a masters, then training and then getting through it all and then trying to find a position....I will be well over 50!!! I guess that still isn't too old??!!!
There are no 'positions' - as there are really no public funded podiatric surgery positions in Australia. This is not through lack of trying - its politics. This means that almost all podiatric surgery activity in Australia occurs in the private sector.
I would personally argue if there were a lot more podiatric surgeons around, there would be more of an argument to use them as a viable alternative surgical workforce. Sadly, I feel it will be many decades before this occurs in Australia.
The Podiatry Board of Australia also accepts the Doctor of Clinical Podiatry
degree from the School of Surgery at UWA as a qualification to be a podiatric surgeon, in addition to the Fellowship program of the ACPS. It is 3 years full time.