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Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2018 Jun;42(3):886-890. doi: 10.1007/s00266-018-1096-z. Epub 2018 Feb 14.

Education on the Business of Plastic Surgery During Training: A Survey of Plastic Surgery Residents.

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Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, DeWitt-Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami, Leonard Miller School of Medicine, Clinical Research Building (CRB), 1120 NW 14th Street, 4th floor, Miami, FL, 33136, USA.
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Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, DeWitt-Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami, Leonard Miller School of Medicine, Clinical Research Building (CRB), 1120 NW 14th Street, 4th floor, Miami, FL, 33136, USA. SThaller@med.miami.edu.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Entrepreneurial skills are important for physicians, especially plastic surgeons. Nevertheless, these skills are not typically emphasized during residency training.

OBJECTIVE:

Evaluate the extent of business training at plastic surgery residency programs as well as means of enhancing business training.

METHODS:

A 6-question online survey was sent to plastic surgery program directors for distribution to plastic surgery residents. Responses from residents at the PGY2 level and above were included for analysis. Tables were prepared to present survey results.

RESULTS:

Hundred and sixty-six residents including 147 PGY2 and above residents responded to our survey. Only 43.5% reported inclusion of business training in their plastic surgery residency. A majority of residents reported they do not expect on graduation to be prepared for the business aspects of plastic surgery. Additionally, a majority of residents feel establishment of a formal lecture series on the business of plastic surgery would be beneficial.

CONCLUSIONS:

Results from our survey indicate limited training at plastic surgery programs in necessary business skills. Plastic surgery residency programs should consider incorporating or enhancing elements of business training in their curriculum.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE V:

This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www.springer.com/00266 .

KEYWORDS:

Business; Entrepreneur; Plastic surgery; Residency; Training

PMID:
29445922
DOI:
10.1007/s00266-018-1096-z

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