I'm sure this topic has been discussed somewhere on SDN, but since i'm relatively new, and I haven't seen it, I wanted to get some of your thoughts on this matter. I was talking to a kid who is applying to med school this year, and I got to asking him what he wanted to do when he gets out of med school, and he says "Well i'm not really supposed to talk about it with people who are also applying, but I really wanna be a plastic surgeon". So me, trying to be nice says "oh yah, there's nothing to be ashamed of there, there's a big place for that kind of doctor you know like car accidents, fire victims etc." and he replies "no, I don't want to do reconstructive stuff, I strictly want to go into cosmetic plastic surgery" after which I really didn't have anything to say. So i ask him if he is going to be honest about this at his interview if they ask him what specialty he wants to go in, and he says he's not, that he's going to lie and say that he hasn't made up his mind etc. So i guess what I wanted to ask you guys, is how you see the whole cosmetic plastic surgery issue. Do you think it has a place in medicine, should there be this big taboo hanging over it in the medical world, should this kid feel like he should have to lie in his interviews just because he wants to go into medicine to be a cosmetic plastic surgeon? I personally have some strong beliefs on this topic, but I wanted to see what all of you guys thought before I go spilling my guts. Any thoughts?