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West Midlands Advanced Plastic Surgery Course

Preparation for the FRCS(plast)


All aspects of plastic surgery




Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Birmingham University

Forthcoming Dates

9th – 15th May 2022

3rd – 9th October 2022

8th – 12th May 2023

9th – 13th October 2023

WAPS is always hugely popular; book early to avoid disappointment.....


WAPS programme

WAPS takes place at the two major plastic surgery units in Birmingham.

The course takes place at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham University.

WAPS now has a day dedicated to paediatric plastic surgery and this is held at Birmingham Children's Hospital

A course dinner (included) is held on the Tuesday evening.


Monday - Queen Elizabeth Hospital

  • Housekeeping and intro

  • Surviving FRCS(Plast) – trainee perspective

  • Overview of how to pass FRCS(Plast)

  • How to examine: the brachial plexus

  • Tendon Transfer

  • Clinicals

Tuesday - Queen Elizabeth Hospital

  • How to examine: the cosmetic patient 

  • Aesthetics 1 – Facial aesthetics, Facelift, Brow lift

  • Aesthetics 2 – Eyelids, Rhinoplasty, Non Surgical 

  • Aesthetics 3 – Breast Reduction, Mastopexy, Breast Augmentation

  • Management of Acute burns

  • Electrical and Chemical burns

  • Passing FRCS(Plast) Examiners perpective

  • Burns Reconstruction

  • Lasers

  • Skin substitutes

  • Lower Limb Trauma

  • Vivas 1

  • Course Dinner

Wednesday - Birmingham Children's Hospital

  • Craniosynostosis

  • Hypospadias

  • Cleft lip and Palate

  • Clinicals

  • Congenital Hands

Thursday - Queen Elizabeth Hospital

  • Basis Science for the FRCS(plast)

  • Facial Palsy

  • How to examine the .. Head and Neck patient

  • Facial Fractures

  • Head and neck Cancer

  • How to examine the .. hand patient

  • Nerve compressions

  • Hand trauma

  • Dupuytren’s disease

  • Tendon transfer

  • Rheumatoid hands

  • Drawings for FRCS(Plast)

Friday - Queen Elizabeth Hospital

  • Skin cancer

  • Breast Reconstruction

  • Trunk Reconstruction

  • Facial reconstruction (Lip / Nose / Cheek / eyelid)

  • Ethics

  • Viva 2

  • Non burn skin loss 

  • Flaps in Plastic surgery

  • Sarcoma

  • Essentials of wound dresings

  • Tips on common topics


Course Organiser

Mr Sukh Rayatt FRCS(plast)

Consultant Plastic surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham


WAPS registration

Please complete the form below to register for the meeting. When you register for the meeting you will be redirected to another website for payment

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Event Coordinator

Mrs Kim Matthews