plastic surgery

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    Newly matched plastic surgery resident AMA

    Hi all, With all this home-dwelling, I've been returning back the these forums that I used to visit so frequently as a pre-med and throughout the first few years of medical school. I matched into an integrated plastic surgery program which is an accomplishment I had much anxiety about. Heck, I...
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    Becoming a Plastic Surgeon in Mexico STEPS?

    Hey, I'm a Canadian university student looking into UAG (the international med school in Guadalajara, Mexico). The thing is, I don't want to return to Canada-- I'd like to (ideally) become a plastic surgeon and work in Mexico. It seems to be pretty tough to find information on how to do this, as...
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    PRS Independent Match 2018-19

    As in previous years, this thread is for interview updates and information for the 2018-19 PRS Independent Match. Seems like it has helped others. Post interviews as they come in the following format as done in previous years: Program (date offered): interview dates offered (i.e. State...
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    Neurosurgery residency as Plastic prerequisite training?

    First time posting in Sdn, I'm trying to spread the net as wide as possible with this question. I'm a PGY-5 neurosurgery resident, and I'm considering completing further training in plastic surgery. After consulting the ABPS training guidelines, I've found that a neurosurgery residency does...
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    MD Texas A&M integrated plastic surgery matched 1 of 2 spots

    Does anyone know why the Baylor-Scott & White integrated plastic surgery program only filled 1 of 2 of their 2018 spots? I'm just curious because it was the only unfilled position for the entire specialty.
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    Research In Plastic Surgery - Looking For a Topic

    Hello! I'm a 3rd year medical student and I'm looking for a topic to do research in plastic surgery. I've come up with a few topics but i don't feel confident with them. Please drop the suggestions below if you have any.
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    MD IMG Surgical Sub-I for future General Surgery Residency

    Hello everyone, By July I will be a final year Medical Student in Europe. How is a Sub-I in Plastic Surgery (with a focus on Pediatric Plastics - Craniofacial Surgery) and therefore a pretty good LoR going to help me match into General Surgery Residency? I am more interested in following a...
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    Looking for study partner(s) written and oral exams

    My best learning experiences have been in study groups. It's been a while but I would like to set up a study group for the plastic surgery boards starting now for the written exam and extending through the oral exam. We'd use Skype +/- phone. If anyone has experience with the exam and...
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    Plastic Surgery Sub-I Tutor

    The absolute key to doing well on Plastic Surgery rotations is meeting someone who will tell you the answers to the secret questions that you are guaranteed to be asked. In plastic surgery, for every operation or problem, there are classic questions that have been passed down through the...
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    What are the highest paid medical/dental specialties PER HOUR?

    Not considering yearly salary, what are the highest paid hourly med/dent specialties? I’ve heard orthopedics, plastics, dermatology, orthodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery all make a killing but some work fairly more hours/week.
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    2017/2018 Integrated Plastics Program Impressions

    Please post your Impressions of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Programs as you move along the interview trail!
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    MD & DO Plastics Program Reviews

    Hi all, can anyone recommend which Integrated Plastics residency programs might be good for students interested in Global surgery, mission trips and research overseas? Thanks in advance!
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    ENT - OMFs - Plastics?

    Hi Everyone, I'm not new to SDN, but this is my first time posting. My question is on the differences in surgical capabilities that the various residencies for the following specialities provie : (a) Oral & Maxillofacial, (b) Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, and (c) Plastics. And this is just in...
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    OMFs - ENT - Plastics?

    Hi Everyone, I'm not new to SDN, but this is my first time posting. My question is on the differences in surgical capabilities that the various residencies for the following specialities provie : (a) Oral & Maxillofacial, (b) Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, and (c) Plastics. And this is just in...
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    Anyone with microtia experience?

    Hi to everyone, Some foreign resident in plastic surgery here, I was wondering what brand and model of surgical sutures do you use for ear reconstruction cases in US or in Europe? or other developed countries? I am located in rather poor/developing country and good medical supplies here is a...
  17. nbp.medlaw

    ABPS Written Boards Prep - Advice?

    Written Boards for Plastic Surgery coming up for us Boards-eligible folks this October. Any study tips / resources worth investing? I have Samuel Lin's PRS Board Review 2nd ed. - I liked using the 1st ed. in studying for the in-service exam. Is it worth going through ACAPS (retired...
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    Please Help!

    I'm an incoming high school senior looking for a path to take. I'm very interested in being able to preform non cosmetic procedures such as Botox, lip injections, cool sculpting, laser hair removal, and so on. Initially I wanted to continue on and become a dermatologist but all other aspects of...
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    Med Students Interested in Plastic Surgery

    There's a national meeting in San Diego this year for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and all med students interested can attend for free. More specifically there is a session where students can talk with a bunch of residency program directors. Below is the agenda: Medical...
  20. nbp.medlaw

    [UC Davis PRS] Visiting Resident Help Needed starting APRIL 3, 2017!!

    Repeating an open invitation, this time for Visiting Residents: The UC Davis Division of Plastic Surgery is seeking Visiting Residents to help cover our service starting APRIL 2017. We currently lack any intern coverage for the months of April, May, and June 2017. I've received some responses...
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    Independent Plastic Surgery Programs. Fading away?

    So I recently matched categorical GS at a residency where independent plastics is a possibility (lots of graduates pursue it). I love GS and have always loved it, but I also have come to appreciate plastic surgery, especially reconstruction. Overall I'm keeping my options open. Today a...
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    2nd residency in plastics after ENT residency?

    Hi all, I'm currently a 2nd year resident in Otolaryngology, and have been hearing about alumni of my program being very successful after doing a 2nd residency in plastics and then a fellowship in facial plastics. I'm wondering, if I did a 2nd residency in plastics after completing my residency...
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    Columbia vs Cornell

    Hi All, Could anybody give any insight into the differences between Columbia and Cornell, in terms of prestige, case load etc for specialities like neurosurgery, ent, plastics etc. Not as residency, but as departments in general. Because rankings always seem to rank NYP as a whole and not the...
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    Face Transplant Surgery

    All, but one, of the lead surgeons in facial transplant cases, Siemionow etc, are plastic surgeons. Residency trained in 5 year general surgeons + 2/3 year plastic surgery residency. (Devauchelle from France is an OMF surgeon, but he's the only non plastic program lead.) Wouldn't an ENT...
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    From DR to Sweden

    Hello to anyone who reads this. I am a Dominican (from Dominican Republic, caribbean, central america) med students who will end her training at the end of 2018 and wants to go to Sweden on 2019. I have my eyes set on Reconstructive Surgery/Plastics as a speciality and I was wondering if any...
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    NJ Nursing Board allows Noctor to own medical clinic

    I ratted this Medspa to the NJ State Board of Nursing. It is co-owned by a NP and a vascular surgeon. NPs are not permitted to own medical facilities in NJ. The vascular surgeon has no experience in the aesthetic techniques that he is supposed to be "supervising" the NP in. The NP believes...
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    UC Davis PRS (NorCal) - SubIs wanted for 2017!

    Open invitation to U.S. medical students: (1) To graduating MS4s looking for a month of plastic surgery to hone suturing skills, scrub into reconstruction cases, or simply to avoid being bored toward the end of medical school; AND (2) To rising MS4s who may be fortunate enough to be starting...
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    Official 2016-2017 Plastic Surgery Integrated Program Interview Date Swap Thread

    It's about that time! As has been done in previous years, post your dates you want to swap here. EDIT: When your swap is resolved. Example: I have St. Louis University Jan 22, want Dec 18 or Dec 11 Let me know. Thanks!
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    Official 2016-2017 Integrated Plastic Surgery Interview Thread

    As has been done in previous years, please post if you get an interview invite. In this format: School (month/day interview invite sent): interview dates offered. ex: Duke (10/10): 12/5, 12/6 ex after someone already listed a school: Duke (10/10, 10/23): 12/5... Copy the last post and put...
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    Residency in Austria - Plastic and reconstructive microsurgery

    Hello, I am medical student in the 5th year. I will finish Med School in 2 years in Romania and would like to go for Residency in Austria. I have studied German for 8 years in school, so can resume this in the remaining 2 years. I joined a student sociecty and have done numerous surgery...
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    Applying to Integrated Plastics... Do I have a shot?

    I am applying this year to integrated PRS. I have always wanted to be a plastic surgeon and am just nervous about the whole matching process and was hoping to get some feedback and thoughts on how my application compares to the rest of the pool. My application is as follows: Step 1: 248 Step...
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    Free (Giving away) New (free) open access textbook: Textbook of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    I hope you don't mind us posting this, but it's very relevant to people on this forum. UCL Press have just released an open access textbook, Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, that can be downloaded for free in both PDF and app format (print is also available for sale). It can be...
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    New (free) open access textbook: Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Hi all, I hope you don't mind us posting this, but it's very relevant to people on this forum. UCL Press have just released an open access textbook, Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, that can be downloaded for free in both PDF and app format (print is also available for sale). It...
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    Curious - thoughts on 'plastic surgeon' stereotypes?

    Have generally heard of the 'stereotype' that: most orthopaedic surgeons are jocks/ all athletic with an ego, most derms are into luxury and love to spend, etc. Just curious if there were any stereotypes or common characteristics seen in PRS among the medical/ resident community? Thanks!
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    Thoughts on plastic surgeon 'stereotypes'?

    Have generally heard of the 'stereotype' that: most orthopaedic surgeons are jocks/ all athletic with an ego, most derms are into luxury and love to spend, etc. Just curious if there were any stereotypes or common characteristics seen in PRS among the medical/ resident community? Thanks!
  36. nbp.medlaw

    PRS Away Rotations for 2016-2017: UC Davis (NorCal)

    Our program at UC Davis has two (2) openings for visiting subIs this coming 2016-17 academic year: (1) June 27 - July 22, 2016 (2) October 24 - November 18, 2016 If submitting VSAS soon, please let me know about yourself in more detail so I can relay your interest to our PD, our program...
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    A plastic surgeons lifestyle

    Hello all, I am currently a premed student and I am very interested in plastic surgery. However, I want to be able to have a family and a decent lifestyle. I was wondering if I would be able to have weekends off and decent hours during the week and still be a plastic surgeon? I honestly do not...
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    Keeler Surgical Loupes SuperVu 3.0x

    For sale, Keeler Surgical Loupes SuperVu 3.0x magnification (3.0x - 46 cm/18") Black, long temple sport frame Adjustable, flip-up design Excellent optics Great condition, Lightly used. Clean. Comes with original box, Keeler soft carrying case, instruction manual, Keeler cleaning cloth (never...
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    Plastic Surgery Audio Books or Courses?

    Does anyone know of any plastic surgery audio courses or board review courses? I have a decently long commute to and from the hospital each day and would rather spend that time listening to a lecture/book/board review to get some study time in. If anyone knows of any resources, please let me know!
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    DO Matching MD Plastics

    Anyone know of any DO students who have matched in a MD integrated plastics residency? I have not seen any recent forums on this topic. My USMLE is mid 250s and COMLEX 705 and want to avoid going Gen Surg or ENT to get there if at all possible :yuck: