Medical Students Day

This day-long program provides Medical Students with the opportunity to learn about the plastic surgery specialty directly from Residents, Program Directors, and other industry leaders.

Medical students will gain practical knowledge about the different types of training program pathways; what to ask about when choosing a training program; inside look at life as a plastic surgery resident; plastic surgery practice types; and the chance to get answers to all of your questions about getting started in a career as a plastic surgeon.

Saturday, September 24

 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Los Angeles Convention Center, Exhibit Hall

Organized by the ASPS Young Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee.

Medical Students Day Agenda

Saturday, September 24



8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Sanjay Naran, MD

The Future is Bright for Plastic Surgeons

8:10 - 8:25 a.m. David Song, MD, MBA

The Scope of Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic Surgery

8:25 - 8:40 a.m. Greg Evans, MD


Hand Surgery

8:40 - 8:55 a.m. Alex Spiess, MD



8:55 - 9:10 a.m. Liza Wu, MD


Craniofacial/Pediatric Plastic Surgery

9:10 - 9:25 a.m. Jesse Goldstien, MD



9:25 - 9:40 a.m. J. Peter Rubin, MD


9:40 - 10:00 a.m.

Matching into Plastic Surgery: The Data

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Jeff Janis, MD

Pathways into Plastic Surgery: Finding the Right Advisor

Finding the Right Advisor

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Mohammed Alghoul, MD


Research Opportunities

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Paul Cederna, MD; Joseph Losee, MD


Training in Plastic Surgery—The Difference Between Programs

11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Michael Bentz, MD; Neil Salypongse, MD

Lunches with Current Residents and Recent Graduates

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ASPS Residents and Fellows Forum Members, ASPS YPS Members, Guest Speakers

The Interview Trail

Dos and Don'ts

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Anne Taylor, MD, MPH


What They're Looking For

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Mark Urata, MD, DDS; Nick Vedder, MD

I Didn't Match...What Now?

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. William Kuzon, MD; Joseph Losee, MD

Resident Panel: Honest Questions and Honest Answers

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Current residents from various programs across the country

Plastic Surgery BootCamp

3:30 - 3:40 p.m. Edward Davidson, MD

Closing Remarks

3:40 - 3:45 p.m. Sanjay Naran, MD