The Australian Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the New Zealand Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery have oversight of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Surgical Education and Training (SET) program in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand respectively, both reporting to the Board of Surgical Education and Training.
The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery SET training program is designed to provide trainees with clinical and operative experience in order to learn special methods of investigation and become competent in techniques related to the discipline. At the conclusion of training it is expected that trainees will be able to perform as independent practitioners, meeting the requirements of all identified RACS competencies.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery covers a broad scope of practice from procedures to improve one's aesthetic appearance to reconstructive surgery including trauma burns and congenital defects such as cleft palates.
For all information related to the SET training program in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, please contact ASPS and NZAPS respectively.