The specialty of plastic surgery is that branch of surgery concerned with the restoration of normal  form and function. It is a varied specialty involving adults and children and encompassing a wide range  of conditions affecting different parts of the body. One of the most interesting and fulfilling aspects  of the specialty is the frequency with which plastic surgeons work with surgeons from other specialties  such as General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Neurosurgery, Cancer Surgery and Oral  Maxillo Facial Surgery. In these cases, the reconstructive techniques that plastic surgeons have at their  disposal are particularly useful.

All the reconstructive procedures in Plastic surgery are based on sound basic and aesthetic principles  to bring about an improvement in function and appearance. These reconstructive procedures are  widely used in both congenital and acquired conditions.

Training in Plastic surgery will be offered to those who have demonstrated competence in core surgi cal training as evidenced by success at the MD (Surgery) examination.

Implicit in the wide-ranging nature of the specialty is the requirement that a consultant in plastic sur gery demonstrates a high level of skill, experience and judgment in carrying out all the roles that  his/her job entails. The curriculum and training programs are designed to produce surgeons compe tent to take up such consultant appointments in Sri Lanka. To be considered fully trained, surgeons  must achieve all the requirements of the curriculum.

The aim of training in the specialty of Plastic Surgery is to produce plastic surgeons competent to work  as consultant plastic surgeons in Sri Lanka.

This includes:

• Competence in the diagnosis, assessment, management and referral where appropriate, of  patients presenting with a wide range of acute and emergency conditions including trauma  and burns.

• Competence in the management of patients presenting with a range of elective conditions as  specified in the core syllabus for the specialty of plastic surgery.

Applicants should have passed the MD (Surgery) Examination
The candidates should neither be already Board Certified in any surgical field nor should they have already applied to be enrolled in a training program in any other subspecialty.

Please refer to the relevant prospectus for the most up to date information. The prospectus of a particular programme contains official information pertaining to a programme approved by the Board of Management, University Senate and the University Grants Commission

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