![Graphic] Plastic Surgery Case Review: Oral Board Study Guide (edited by Albert Woo, MD) is exactly what the title suggests, a short study guide outlining 50 cases which could be encountered for the plastic surgery oral boards. Corresponding Author: Dr Angela Cheng, Plastic Surgery Review. A Study Guide for the Written Board, In-Service, and Maintenance of Certification Exams. Gregory E. Lakin, MD. Diplomate, American . Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, Third Edition: Medicine & Health Science Books @ terney.info
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PDF Drive is your search engine for PDF files. As of today we have 78,, eBooks for you to download for free. No annoying ads, no download limits, enjoy . The second edition of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom offers significant improvements over the first edition. As its title clearly states, this text is intended to be a succinct review of testable content for the plastic surgery In-Service, Written Board, and.
Pearls of Wisdom offers significant improvements over the first edition published in , including 18 new chapters and many more illustrations. It does, however, remain true to its original form, with the chapter text presenting rapid-fire questions and answers covering the entire field of plastic surgery, from the history of the specialty to current, complex reconstructive procedures.
Written by recognized experts in subspecialty areas of plastic surgery, each chapter covers a specific topic or surgical procedure.
One correct answer in the opinion of the author of the chapter is given for each question. No attempt is made to provide extraneous facts or background, but most of the chapters have well-organized, pertinent references. I found that covering the answers with a ruler or paper while reading the question was a great way to test basic knowledge. Not intended to be a textbook of plastic surgery, Pearls should be used as a study guide to bring the reader back to basic comprehensive texts in plastic surgery or to those written with subspecialty interests in mind.
It also teaches study techniques and outlines strategies for answering multiple-choice questions MCQ. Questions in high-stakes exams are written clearly to have only one correct answer, although the distractors may come close to being correct.
If a test-taker can read the question and answer it without looking at the choices, he or she can move on without needing the full minute allowed for each question.
The value of this study guide is to train the reader to answer the question with only one answer, a technique that then can be applied to any MCQ.
In the final chapter, Drs Matthew A. Thomas and Samuel J.
This chapter is heavily referenced with key textbooks and important peer-reviewed articles. Although more illustrations were added since the first edition, I still believe more of them would be helpful. Simple line drawings would be useful, in lieu of complicated artwork and photographs.
Most of all, it depends on how one views the certification exams. Each is an MCQ exam testing different aspects of knowledge—the first given for initial certification and the second testing knowledge of practitioners in practice for 10 or more years.
Measurement of cognitive knowledge is important but is only the first step in the certification process. The all-important Oral Examination is designed to test application of that knowledge in clinical situations and is definitely not constructed as a cognitive examination.
The candidate is asked to construct a treatment plan after being presented with a variety of clinical situations, have alternatives to the initial plan, recognize and treat complications, and generally demonstrate to experienced examiners that he or she is a safe, effective, and ethical practitioner.
Learning the rapid-fire answers to the questions presented in this book will have only limited application in the Oral Examination because they are not likely to be asked. Considering the above, perhaps the reader should view the book as an excellent way to judge knowledge of plastic surgery facts and not rely on it as the best preparation for ABPS examinations.
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Sign In or Create an Account. Sign In. Advanced Search. Article Navigation. The current supply and demand model for Canadian plastic surgery manpower is unclear. Published evidence suggests that Canada may encounter a future shortage of reconstructive plastic surgeons 3. We hypothesize that, compared with surgeons in the United States, a greater proportion of Canadian plastic surgeons have predominantly reconstructive practices, although this has not been adequately evaluated or characterized in the medical literature.
Properly evaluating these practice patterns is important for workforce analyses and surgical resource planning to ensure that the supply of reconstructive plastic surgeons in the public domain will meet the demand for clinical problems such as burns, oncological reconstruction, trauma and congenital anomalies.
Given the limited number of training positions for plastic surgeons in both Canada and the United States, residency programs face a difficult task when trying to recruit and select the best candidates among a large pool of applicants 4 , 5. If programs desire to select candidates who will establish a particular type of practice ie, reconstructive or cosmetic , it would be advantageous to learn which personal attributes and characteristics are associated with those practices and what other factors influence this career decision.
Reports from the United States have identified several factors that appear to be associated with different practice profiles among plastic surgeons, such as research experience, academic publications and marital status, among others 4 , 6 , 7.
It is currently unknown which factors have the greatest impact among Canadian plastic surgeons. The aim of the present study was to describe the practice patterns of Canadian plastic surgeons and to determine the factors associated with individuals who establish reconstructive or cosmetic practices.
The survey questions were not validated; several were developed based on previous American studies 4 , 6 — 8 while many were unique. The survey invitation was sent out three times. Respondents were informed that for the purpose of the survey, cosmetic surgery was defined as any privately funded aesthetic procedure, while reconstructive surgery was defined as all other types of plastic surgery.
Respondents were also asked to indicate the proportion of their practice that was spent on reconstructive procedures.