The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has introduced a new scheme designed to build relationships between young plastic surgeons and experienced senior colleagues.
Under the scheme, the development of a series of aesthetic mentorships aimed at post-FRCS (Plast) trainees approaching the end of their training will be supported. This provides structure and guidance for Mentors, acting as ‘Host Centres’ and their Mentees. BAAPS will be the facilitator between the Host Centres and Mentees.
The benefits of the scheme for the young surgeons include having a highly qualified assistant, a colleague to participate in aesthetic practice audit and research, improvements in operating room efficiency, enhancing surgical skills and CPD through teaching and discussion and Mentee involvement in the patient journey.
There will also be an opportunity for Mentees to present their work at BAAPS Scientific Conference to a national and international audience and certification.
president of BAAPS Marc Pacifico said, “There are many threats to the future of
plastic surgery in the UK and we need to act now to protect the future through
training. BAAPS is uniquely placed to deliver this training. It is our
responsibility to ensure that aesthetic surgery remains a recognised and
respected discipline for the benefit of our patients.”