Plastic Surgeon

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Syllabus of postgraduate 2nd level professional study programme “Residency in medicine”

Speciality: Plastic Surgeon

Code of speciality: P09

Credit score: 220 CP (330 ECTS)

Duration of programme: 220 weeks

Programme manager: Gundars Krauklis, University teacher


Goal of the programme: to obtain deep knowledge, experience and skills in plastic, reconstructive und aesthetic surgery speciality and in operations which renovate or improve appearance or function after injuries, acquired defects or age changes or correct pathological conditions (including thermal burns).

Eligibility: MD degree


Theoretical education is based on theoretical seminars. According to study programme length certain number of seminars are organized. Practical education in a form of study courses.



Deep knowledge in topographic and pathological anatomy, in diagnosing congenital or acquired pathologies, different conditions caused by age, thermal injury or other injuries. Deep knowledge in specific diagnosing methods, wound treating and possible complication treatment. Good knowledge to pass final board exams.


Finishing residency is skilled to work and use knowledge independently in plastic surgery, to operate plastic surgery patients, to understand medical documentation, literature and terminology.


After state exam examinations (certified plastic surgeon) be competent at work as plastic surgeon.


Knowledge tests after each study course and the Residency state exam at the end of the study programme.

Study language: Latvian.