Accordingly, when you see the published list of these surgeons, communicate your request directly with the surgeon of your choosing. This could be a ‘one off ‘visit for a day, but by individual arrangement with your intended host surgeon, may be extended, to several operating sessions to a full week, or more.
The surgeons you visit obtain great satisfaction from providing individual surgical teaching adjusted to the Observers level of experience and from seeing their visiting surgeons grasp the clinical surgery, often first learned in MAFAC. In addition to that satisfaction, there is a real enjoyment from the learning that comes from teaching.
There is a bond between MAFAC surgeons, as we all remember our early pre MAFAC days, when we were operating on the face without a clear understanding of the anatomy of the layers with the spaces and ligaments between them. After MAFAC, a sense of confidence and optimism inevitably develops from having this understanding.
There is no fee payable for participating in an Observership. Nor is there an obligation on the Host surgeon, who takes on an Observer. The only obligations on the Observer Surgeon are the usual courtesies to their Host surgeon and to post a report on the Mafac Website about their experience, with the interests in mind of other MAFAC GRADUATES looking to find the most appropriate Observership for their needs.
Should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact our MAFAC SECRETARY, Jilda at firstname.lastname@example.org