Changing futures through opportunity
We are dedicated to building capacity in our partner countries by equipping local medical professionals with the skills to provide high quality treatment to their patients and their communities.
Our focus on training is one of the things that sets us apart from other surgical organisations.
Interplast administers a number of scholarships aimed at developing the next generation of medical leaders through training and cultural exchange.
Marshall International Scholarships
The Marshall International Scholarships support selected medical personnel to develop and strengthen their area of expertise. Founded in 2009, the scholarships were established to acknowledge the contribution of inaugural Interplast patron, Professor Donald Marshall AM, who was president of the organisation for 16 years.
The scholarships are open through both application and invitation, primarily to residents of our partner countries, who have demonstrated significant commitment in the fields of surgery and allied health services.
Sir Benjamin Rank Scholarship
A pioneer of plastic and reconstructive surgery in Australia, Sir Benjamin Rank was instrumental in the establishment of Interplast in 1983, and served as a Board Director and President from 1985 to 2000.
This scholarship supports selected surgeons from the Asia Pacific region to visit Australia on short-term observational placements to develop and strengthen their area of expertise and, by extension, strengthen the surgical services in their home country.
The program was established at the request of Sir Rank’s grandson.
If you wish to contribute towards this scholarship, please download this form: Sir Benjamin Rank Scholarship Contribution Form
Kevin Egan Travelling Scholarship
The University of Melbourne’s Kevin Egan Travelling Scholarship annually facilitates the attendance of an overseas trainee from one of Interplast’s partner countries at the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons Registrars Conference.
The scholarship intends not only to empower the next generation of practitioners through training, but also to provide an opportunity for links to be developed between future plastic and reconstructive surgeons in a range of countries, with a view to future collaborations that will benefit the communities they serve.
The scholarship was established by Melbourne University Private at the request of Mr Kevin Egan on his retirement.
Harold McComb Scholarship
This scholarship honours the contribution of Interplast volunteer plastic surgeon Mr Harold McComb over many years. Established in 2004, the Harold McComb Scholarship provides assistance for medical students nominated by the University of Western Australia to undertake their elective placement in a developing country.