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Preparing future generations of cosmetic surgeons

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (, the not-for-profit organisation established for the advancement of education and practice of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for public benefit, today announced the launch of their trainee membership category, which offers young surgeons-in-training the opportunity to work and study under the auspices of the BAAPS.

Only thoroughly experienced surgeons who hold, or have held, a substantive consultant post in an NHS Plastic Surgery Unit can apply to join the Association for full membership. Additionally, they have to undergo a thorough screening process.

The new category of Trainee Member offers young doctors with an interest in furthering studies in plastic surgery the chance to join some of the most respected authorities in this field, and develop their careers under their wing.

According to Adam Searle, consultant plastic surgeon and President of the BAAPS;

"We are thrilled to provide this opportunity to a new generation of plastic surgeons. The BAAPS is an ideal platform for those interested in developing a career in aesthetic plastic surgery. It provides an opportunity to focus on teaching surgical techniques and good decision making, whilst enabling young surgeons to develop their careers in an ethical framework."

Benefits of joining the BAAPS as a trainee member include access to highly valued mentors and specialised education opportunities. Trainee names, however, are not listed in the public Web site or published in the Association`s directory.

Applicants to these posts need to provide letters of support from their training director, and details of their current work.

According to Adam Searle;

"As students, I know we would have welcomed acceptance into eminent societies, and always sought help with our studies and training. I am pleased to launch this scheme for young doctors who I hope will benefit from an open and encouraging environment in which to develop their surgical skills, whilst understanding the important clinical decision-making demanded as their careers develop."


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