Sorry this is a repost from the MD/PHd forum, but I couldn't get good answers there. Any MD/PhD out there go into Plastic surgery? I love the clinical practice of plastic surgery as well as academic plastic surgery and cannot imagine doing anything else. I have no concern about money or time involved and have long placed family as a secondary consideration, even non-factor. How much did your Phd help you to get into integrated plastics? Or were you top of your class anyway (I am going to try really hard to not let this post descend into a "what are my chances" deal)? Unfortunately, I only found out how much I loved this stuff in the last 6-8 months and my PhD was therefore not in plastic surgery, but in something very basic involving molecular genetics, biochemistry, and biophysics. I'd love any insight into this topic from anyone about what it has been like as an MD/PhD in this field and would also appreciate any advice as to how I can improve my resume at this point besides studying harder on my clinical rotations (almost over). Please don't write things like most MD/PhDs end up in private practice not doing any research because I feel this always comes back to money which I already stated is a non-factor for me.