Vu T. Nguyen, MD
Boot Camp Chair
Expanding on the inaugural experience in 2015, the 2nd annual Plastic Surgery Boot Camp program was able to expand to three locations in the fall of 2016 including:
- July 15 – 17: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
- July 29 – 31: University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
- August 5 – 7: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Special thanks go out to the members of the Boot Camp Task Force – Jeffrey Janis, Edward Davidson, Richard Korentager, Nicholas Panetta, and James Butterworth.
The course was FREE to all programs and participants, excluding travel costs to and from the course sites. Financial support was again provided by industry partners, including major grant support from Acelity and numerous small grants from local vendors, and by the sponsoring institutions themselves. A total of 73 residents participated, representing 29 residency programs, across 19 different states. In response to evaluations and feedback from the inaugural program, adjustments were made to the curriculum including standardized presentations for all lectures (to be utilized in the future for pre- and post-conference durable materials), streamlining evaluations, a practical session on injectables, and implementation of a new microsurgical training model.
Future initiatives include ongoing curriculum development, increasing program participation, and the potential for a West Coast regional site. Please stay tuned for further information and online registration.
Vu T. Nguyen, M.D.