ACAPS Panel: Resident Aesthetic Surgery Education Sat, Sep 21 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Aesthetic surgery is an integral part of the specialty of Plastic Surgery and the training of residents in aesthetic procedures is critical to their education. For a number of reasons, providing residents progressive operative independence with aesthetic procedures is challenging.

This panel will explore these challenges from multiple viewpoints and propose potential solutions to this difficult problem.

Aesthetic Surgery: Financial and Enterprise Challenges in an Academic Setting - Felmont F. Eaves III, MD Benefits of a Resident Aesthetic Clinic - Peter J. Taub, MD Marketing a Resident Aesthetic Clinic - Galen Perdikis, MD The Ethics of Resident-run Aesthetic (or any) Clinics - Christian J. Vercler, MD

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of aesthetic surgery education to resident education and to the specialty of Plastic Surgery.
  2. Describe the current state of resident aesthetic education in the US.
  3. Evaluating of the effectiveness resident-run aesthetic clinics.
  4. Considering the ethical issues surrounding resident aesthetic education and surrounding retail medicine in general.
  5. Evaluating proposals for the future of this area of resident education in aesthetic surgery.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.