Over the period of their training, each resident is required to complete a research or review article in conjunction with a faculty mentor and will be encouraged to submit for publication and presentation at meetings. The projects requires approval from the Program Director, may involve a pre-existing or a new activity, and must be submitted as a document of publishable quality for evaluation and review before graduation.
The annual plastic surgery research symposium is an opportunity for residents to showcase what they have learned through their research experience each year. The residents present before a panel of judges comprised of plastic surgery faculty and research staff who evaluate based on the principles below:
Significance and Originality
Knowledge of Material
The Division of Plastic Surgery encourages residents to submit their clinical and basic science research efforts to significant meetings in the United States for presentation. The Division will endeavor to help fund domestic travel for residents who are first authors to present their paper/podium presentation or their poster, providing certain provisions and expectations are met.
The following are expected and pre-approved by the department.
INTEGRATED PROGRAM PGY-1: Intern Bootcamp PGY-4: Oncologic Reconstruction and Microsurgery Course PGY-5: AAPS or PSRC or AAHS PGY-6/Chief: ASPS Chief Resident Clinic
INDEPENDENT PROGRAM PGY-6: Bootcamp & Oncologic Reconstruction and Microsurgery Course PGY-7: AAPS or PSRC or AAHS PGY-8: ASPS Chief Resident Clinic