- About PLASTA
What do we do?
PLASTA is the UK’s Plastic Surgery Trainees Association.
The primary aim of our organisation is the continual improvement of Plastic Surgical Training in the British Isles.
Our mission is to ensure that trainees across the country have fair and equal opportunities to maximise their training in order to become well rounded and successful Consultant Plastic Surgeons.
Our Committees and Structure
PLASTA is composed of two central committees that work in tandem to improve grassroots surgical trainee experience. The aim of the Core Committee is to respond to regional issues with training and engage with the larger central bodies for surgery within the United Kingdom to advocate on the behalf of trainees.
The Regional Representatives are the other half of the coin. They ensure that our organisation understands the regional variations in training, as well as keeping abreast of how these fit into the national objective of obtaining CCT. The Regional Representatives, both as individuals and as a group instruct the Core Committee on organisational direction.
This tandem approach ensures that PLASTA remains relevant to its trainees with eyes both on the immediate concerns of its members and the horizons and future of training.
The committees works closely with the BAPRAS and SAC council to ensure transparency, equality and fairness in training. Representatives from PLASTA sit in BAPRAS council meetings, SAC meetings, FRCS(PLast) meetings, BAAPS meetings, BSSH meetings, and ASIT meetings, while PLASTA reps have also been present at ST3 National Selection Interviews.
In addition to our advocacy role, PLASTA aims to provide a forum for discussion and advertisement of courses, conferences, educational material and innovative adjuncts to training.