The training in plastic surgery in Belgium
- In Belgium, access to training in plastic surgery is regulated under the Ministry of Public Health (Federal Public Service: Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment).
- The candidates are selected by the universities (French and Dutch speaking) following an assessment including an interview and analysis of curriculum vitae (points awarded for medical studies, scientific publications etc. ... if any).
The Ministry of Health regulates the number of applicants accepted each year (on average one to two candidates per year per university).
- There are (limited) training possibilities for foreign nationals from outside Europe according to places available at each specific university. Information on requirements for training access can be obtained from the different training departments.