Approximately 2 years ago the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies (IFFPSS) initiated an International Observership Candidate Programme for best plastic surgeons. Here is the handbook for this programme.
Encouraging just the practise
The observerships are for periods of 1 – 3 months. The sole purpose of the observership is to encourage the practice many have pursued through the years of informally observing colleagues’ surgeries. It is important to understand that the programme is distinct from a fellowship training programme in facial plastic surgery and as such provides no credential. The observer may not claim that anyone has recognized them, examined them or certified them.
IFFPSS Recognized Observership
Candidates wishing to be considered for an IFFPSS recognised observership apply through the IFFPSS website and if accepted then apply to an IFFPSS Observership Preceptor, selected from the Observership Handbook. Here is the application for this programme.
Learning from the Best Plastic Surgeons
The Observership Preceptors are recognised authorities in the teaching and practice of facial plastic surgery. They are formally affiliated with an accredited postgraduate medical training program. A description of each Observership Preceptor’s practice and areas of expertise is included in the International Observership Handbook. Preceptors are required to provide access to appropriate educational materials, i.e. books, videotapes, as part of their training program.
Definition of an Observership Preceptor
An Observership Preceptor is the one and only Director of the program who provides the majority of the fellow’s exposure and is responsible for all administrative tasks and decisions regarding the observership.
Applications for the Role of Observership Program Preceptor
It is with pleasure that the EAFPS invites submission of applications for the role of Observer Programme Preceptor. Please kindly submit your application with the information you would like to appear in the Observership Handbook. Please also confirm you can provide the educational material required. The EAFPS board will then review all the applications at the Next IFFPSS Congress and make recommendation to the IFFPSS. Please submit your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn from the best plastic surgeons.