|From The President|
|Plastic Surgery Boot Camp: Surgical Education Innovation in Progress|
|The inaugural Plastic Surgery Boot Camp was held on July 31 to August 2, 2015, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh, PA, to help facilitate the transition of both Integrated and Independent residents into Plastic Surgery training.
|The ACAPS Global Health Committee is please to introduce the Global Health Educational Column of the ACAPS newsletter. The goal of this column will be to highlight topics on a semi-annual basis that are relevant to best practices in global health. In addition we would like to share testimonials of residents who have had the opportunity to participate in international experiences so that we can continue to understand the value of integrating global health curriculum into our residency training programs.
|Medical Student Outreach|
|February 6-7, 2016
Make plans now to attend the third annual Winter Retreat, February 6-7, 2016, at the Chicago O’Hare Hilton Hotel, "Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century". Among topics to be included are:
|Interview Dates And Invitations|
|This is a reminder that per our recommendations at the Spring ACAPS business meeting, we have all agreed to have our integrated interview offers out by November 15, 2015. The date for the independent match that was agreed upon was February 15, 2016. This is to facilitate the applicants scheduling their interviews and knowing all of their options up front. We are hopeful this will cut cost for them as they can get their travel arrangements made early. We are also hopeful this will allow us to have less drop outs close to the interview days and give us the opportunity to interview as many applicants as we initially decide upon.
As a reminder, please submit your program interview dates for Integrated programs by October 1, 2015 and for Independent programs by January 1, 2016.
Also, please remember to use the Letter of Recommendation form in your resident interview process.
Lisa David, M.D. and Amanda Gosman, M.D.
|ACAPS Interim Business Meeting|
|Saturday, October 17, 2015
Plan to attend the ACAPS Interim Business Meeting on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Room 253abc from 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM. Minutes of the April 12 Annual Business Meeting are available for your reference.
|ACAPS encourages all members to consider service on an ACAPS committee. Please take a look at the committee list and contact the Administrative office if you are interested in serving on a committee next year.|
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