omegalomaniac

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M1 here interested in PRS. Was wondering what the differences might be in terms of procedures, scope of practice, etc between craniofacial surgery and ENT. Are there extensive turf wars between the two or do they have pretty fairly defined boundaries? Is research in either helpful for the other?

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If you know you want to do head and neck surgery, go for ENT.

The exact scope of practice is different at every institution. Generally, when you look at craniofacial plastic surgeons, many of them will do pediatric anomalies and facial trauma. Reconstruction after cancer is more commonly done by ENT or plastics microsurgery.

If I were you, I would shadow both. At the end of the day, the question will be whether you're interested in head and neck only or in the whole body.
 
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