Our Memberships

Membership of the Society is open to those who are or have been engaged in the practice of Urology or who take a special interest in Urology.

USANZ offers the following range of Membership categories:

Member Classes

To persons who are Full Members of the Society and who have in the opinion of the Board of Directors rendered distinguished service to the Society and the practice of urology.

To surgeons resident in Australia or New Zealand and who practise exclusively or having retired and at the time of retirement having practised exclusively the specialty of urology and who hold the diploma of Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in Urology or a degree or diploma whose training requirements are judged by the Board of Directors to be the equivalent of the FRACS (Urology), provided that except in cases judged by the Board of Directors to be special, an applicant for Full Membership must be a Trainee Member of at least three years standing or a Provisional Member of at least three years standing.

To surgeons resident in Australia or New Zealand and who, with a view to practising or continuing to practise the specialty of urology and who hold a diploma of Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Urology (FRACS (Urology)) and who have been a trainee member for fewer than three years or who hold a degree or diploma whose training requirements are, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, the equivalent of the FRACS (Urology), provided that except in cases judged by the Board of Directors to be special, no person shall be a provisional member for more than five years.
Note – International Medical Graduates (IMGs): IMGs working under oversight may have their 'oversight time' as an Associate Urological Member (AUM) recognised, so that this period is taken off the three year period as a Provisional Member (PM). (Board of Directors Resolution November 2009)
 

To registered medical practitioners resident in Australia or New Zealand and who are formally associated with the advanced training programme of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Urology leading to the diploma of Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Urology and have not been awarded that diploma.
 

To practising urologists who are full members of another recognised Urological Association in a country other than Australia or New Zealandand who have an interest in urology in Australasia.

To registered medical practitioners resident in Australia or New Zealand and who have some approved qualification or qualifications in urology that in the opinion of the Board of Directors is not equivalent to the diploma of  Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Urology and whose medical practice is at least two-thirds in the field of urology.
Note – International Medical Graduates (IMGs): IMGs working under oversight may have their 'oversight time' as an Associate Urological Member (AUM) recognised, so that this period is taken off the three year period as a Provisional Member (PM). (Board of Directors Resolution November 2009)
 

To residents of Australia and New Zealand who are:
i)        scientists who do not practise urology but who are actively interested in some phase or aspect of urology; and
ii)       registered medical practitioners who are a member of an approved non-urological medical society in Australia or New Zealand and who have an interest in continuing education in urology.

To persons who, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, have made a distinguished contribution to urology or the Society.

A Member in the class of Full Member or Associate Urological Member or Associate Scientific Member may be classified as “Senior Full Member”, “Senior Associate Urological Member” or “Senior Associate Scientific Member” respectively upon successful application by the member to the Board of Directors after the member has fully retired from practice or has had thirty years membership in their respective class or in other cases as determined by the Board of Directors.
 

 


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