The ISAPS Fellowship Program is designed for a stay of three months for ISAPS Resident and Associate members. This is an international program offering fellowships of 3 months each across 19 locations. The intention is to provide intensive training in a broader field of aesthetic surgery.
What can the ISAPS Fellowship Program offer?
Prior to the commencement of a fellowship, both fellowship directors and fellows mutually agree to the compliance with the goals of the fellowship and the “exchange” of training of the fellow by the director with the fellow’s “service” in the appropriate sections indicated by the director during the fellowship period.
The intention of the program is to get intensive training in a broader field of aesthetic surgery.
The fellowship can offer hands-on experience in certain cases, with scrubbing in when possible. This, of course, depends on factors like the case, your experience/skills and the rules set by medical authorities in each country.
The exposure to different aspects of plastic surgery on the face in this fellowship program will be unsurpassed and difficult to come by in any other setting.
The structure of such a teaching program is entirely up to the fellowship host.
This program is open to all ISAPS Resident* and Associate Members.
If you are not yet a member, join ISAPS today – Resident Eco membership is free. Find out more here.
The fellow is expected to adhere to the following commitments during their fellowship:
- Compliance with the rules and regulations of the hosting unit.
- Adherence to the advice and direction provided by the supervisor.
- Punctuality for all scheduled activities.
- Preparation for all surgeries undertaken.
- Recognition of their role as the supervisor's representative in interactions with clients and patients.
- Courteous and respectful behavior towards patients and clients under the supervisor's care.
- Maintenance of a professional appearance and appropriate attire.
- Provision of constructive feedback to enhance the quality of the fellowship experience.
In return, the fellow can anticipate:
- Dedicated commitment from supervisors to provide comprehensive training.
- Personalized one-on-one instruction.
- Priority focus on the fellow's education, especially upon demonstrating genuine interest and dedication.
- Subsidized accommodation when specified by each unit.
Fellows do not receive a salary. We believe that the experience our fellows obtain during their stay is hard to come by and worth a lot over the course of their subsequent careers. Additionally, fellows are also not required to do on-calls or have other clinical duties.
Our new application portal is where you fill in and submit your online application. Here you will need to register for an account with the email your ISAPS membership is linked to. You will then be able to begin an application. This portal will allow you to track the status of your application as it goes through the review process, and where you will find an update on whether or not you have been successful.
For more information on applying, click here.
You must submit your application by 1st May 2024.
Interested in Becoming a Host?
In order to become a Fellowship Host, you must:
- have been an active member of ISAPS for at least 5 years;
- be board certified for at least 10 years;
- provide evidence of scientific talks and publications.
If you are eligible and interested, please contact us.
I was fortunate to be offered a fellowship at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.
I was warmly welcomed and from the first day of the fellowship itself, I felt like a part of the team. The faculty at GOSH are fantastic teachers, nurturing and helpful. During the course of my fellowship, I had the opportunity to visit multiple private practices across London and learn the finer nuances of a variety of aesthetic procedures.
I also had the opportunity to learn and discuss complex facial reanimation with the faculty and the visiting professors at the Great Ormond Street Hospital. The intricate and detailed planning for the routine procedures that took place amongst multi-disciplinary teams was impressive. There was a lot of diversity in the department which enabled me to learn different techniques adopted by different surgeons across the globe.
I met some great colleagues and made some good friends. We were able to discuss and exchange notes based on our experiences and this was extremely valuable.
This fellowship offers a great mix of private aesthetic practices across London as well as craniofacial, if you desire. This was an extremely valuable experience for me and I am happy to integrate some of the finer tips and tricks into my practice in the future. I left having made good friends, acquiring mentors and enjoyed my stay thoroughly.