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The All Wales Plastic Surgery rotation continues to receive positive feedback from its trainees, and is rated one of the best regions for training in the United Kingdom. Your training is uniquely its focused around a central hub (Morriston Hospital, Swansea) with peripheral commitments across south and mid-Wales.

The training team and trainees pride themselves on being a tight surgical family, who work hard to deliver a broad range of reconstructive options to the people of Wales. Your academic, clinical, and research opportunities are complemented by regular wellbeing and networking activities to support all aspects of professional and personal development. 


The school offers comprehensive training across the full breadth of the Plastic Surgery curriculum and boasts a number of super-specialties:

  1. Paediatric Plastic Surgery (including hypospadias, congenital hand and cleft surgery)
  2. Sarcoma Surgery (both Oncological management and Reconstruction) and MDT
  3. Brachial Plexus Surgery
  4. Major Trauma Centre Microsurgical Reconstruction
  5. Welsh National Burns Centre
  6. Welsh Laser Service
  7. Super-Regional Skin Cancer Service (includes MDT)
  8. Super-microsurgical Lymphovenular Service and Lymphoedema MDT
  9. Orthoplastic Upper Limb Management Centre
  10. Head and Neck Service
  11. Breast Reconstruction Service
  12. Thoracic Reconstructive Service
  13. Dedicated six months of Aesthetic Surgery in local Private Facilities

All members of the clinical team are engaged in teaching within the department. A regular program of in-house training takes place on monthly audit days. All consultant led sessions complement attendance at the national British Associstion of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)/ Plastic Surgery Trainees Association (PLASTA) lecture series, which trainees are given study time to attend.

Academia is both encouraged and supported with close links with Swansea University via Prof Iain Whitaker, Consultant Plastic Surgeon. The rotation hosts a number of Welsh Clinical Academic Trainees (WCAT) and has numerous opportunities to teach medical students and junior doctors keen in pursuing careers in Plastic Surgery. Many trainees choose to pursue a Masters or PhD’s during their training. The School also supports a number of teaching weeks on the Graduate Entry Medical (GEM) degree course at the medical school.