Plastic Surgery as a Career: Moulding Lives - Restoring Form and Function

17th March 2021

1900 - 2015 hours GMT

Online Teaching Via Zoom


Plastic surgery is one of the most elegant, fascinating and rewarding disciplines amongst all surgical specialties. Taking its origin from the Greek word ‘plastikos’ meaning ‘to mould’, it is an ancient discipline of surgery, with a captivating history which dates back to 800 years BC. This specialty is one of the few that concerns all anatomical regions of the human body and patients of every age.

This talk by Mr Jose, a highly regarded Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon at the reputed Queen Elizabeth Hospital and The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, will provide an overview of the specialty, the concept of reconstructive ladder, principles of skin grafts and flaps, and case-studies illustrating the essential principles of plastic surgery. It will also cover a brief history of the specialty, as well as highlight the current developments and future advances in the field. Career progression in the specialty of plastic surgery will also be discussed.

Suitable for:

  • Medical Students (all years).
  • Foundation Year Doctors.
  • Trust Doctors.


Consultant in Hand Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and the Birmingham Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham

Interests: Congenital hand surgery; Dupuytren's disease; Microsurgery; Hand trauma; Tendon surgery

Quick Information
Places are currently available.
Date 17th March 2021
Time 1900 - 2015 hours GMT
Online Teaching Via Zoom
Course Fee Free
This teaching event is part of the Structured International Medical Education Curriculum, supported by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff and The Doctors Academy Group.
Closing Date Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and therefore we are unable to provide a precise closing date.
No of Places 100

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