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Plastic Surgery Resident is a quarterly publication created by the editors of Plastic Surgery News and Young Plastic Surgeons Perspective specifically to meet the needs of plastic surgery residents. The magazine offers career tips, recommended journal articles, CPT coding information and practice management topics that aren't often included in a plastic surgery training program.

Check out featured articles from recent issues!

Recent Issues

Fall 2020

Includes stories on:
  • Residents illuminate healthcare's diversity struggles
  • Leaders inform residents on how to 'match'
  • What's the plan for the complication you'll get?
  • When ordinary people do extraordinary things
  • Medical students tell leaders how to help them
  • 'Black swans:' The international medical graduates
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Summer 2020

Includes stories on:
  • COVID-19 is changing – and challenging – training worldwide
  • Three residents on their challenges during the pandemic
  • New: How do you answer the Complex Case Challenge?
  • Consult Corner: Lower-extremity trauma
  • Program Peek: Duke University
  • How they influence Congress – and how you can, too
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Spring 2020

Includes stories on:
  • How to organize and document your professional life
  • What I know now that I wished I had known then
  • Treating the ulcers diabetic patients often develop
  • Journal Club: 10 articles on BIA-ALCL
  • Program Peek: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Scholarship and leadership opportunities await
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Winter 2019

Includes stories on:
  • When a retreat becomes an advance: Avoiding burnout
  • Journal Club articles focus on gender-affirming surgery
  • Boots on the ground outside the U.S. – what they found
  • Consult Corner: Pediatric nail-bed laceration
  • Program Peek: Mount Sinai Hospital
  • What to during 24 hours in New York (there's a lot)
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Fall 2019

Includes stories on:
  • How to know whether a research year is right for you
  • ASPS president gives residents his personal lessons
  • A cat-bite repair isn't as simple as it may seem
  • Program Peek: University of California-San Diego
  • What to during 24 hours in San Diego
  • Learning the ropes in Washington, D.C.
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Summer 2019

Includes stories on:
  • Training while keeping childbearing options alive
  • 'Mom docs' want their supervisors to know this
  • Come to the E.R. – fillers complications
  • Program Peek: University of Kansas
  • What to during 24 hours in Kansas City
  • Reviewing Problems in Periorbital Surgery
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Spring 2019

Includes stories on:
  • Medical mission trips: Food for the soul
  • Preparing for cleft lip in the In-Service Exam
  • On your pager: hand trauma
  • Program Peek: Johns Hopkins, U. of Maryland
  • What to during 24 hours in Baltimore
  • Perspective from new Resident Rep to ASPS board
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Winter 2018

Includes stories on:
  • A new training paradigm: Competency
  • A 'snakebite' appears on your E.D. pager
  • Armen Kasabian, MD, builds a program
  • UT Health San Antonio: Leaders, life and medicine
  • What I wish I'd known during my residency
  • New plastic surgery app follows drains
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