What is the Difference between an Expert and a Certified Assistant?

There are memberships available for three key categories of assistants available:

• Expert assistants (experience and / or qualifications required)

• Certified assistants (offered lists after all expert assistants), and

• Regular assistants (any remaining lists)

Requirements for Expert Assistants: If you are an ex- or current SET training registrar, have been assisting for more than 5 years or have more than 5 surgeons in a specialty whom you assist, we can approve your application to be recognised an Expert Assistant in your specialty.