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Priorities for the Education of Members of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery

Papay, Frank A. MD*; Bassiri, Bahar MD*; Taub, Peter J. MD; Gosain, Arun K. MD; Doumit, Gaby D. MD, MSc*

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 2014 - Volume 25 - Issue 3 - p 735–737
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000000702
Original Articles

Abstract: We present the complete results of our 2013 survey of the members of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery (ASMS). We surveyed all 799 members of the Society from around the world regarding educational themes and modalities they wish to add to future ASMS educational programs. We also asked our members about surgical modalities and care paths in which they have the most expertise.

The objective of the survey was to provide data that can be used to improve the education and training of the ASMS members. The results suggest that some widely taught topics perhaps should be taught less, whereas coverage of other topics should be increased.

From the *Department of Plastic Surgery, Institute of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; †Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Kravis Children’s Hospital, New York, New York; and Division of Plastic Surgery, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

Received November 26, 2013.

Accepted for publication January 2, 2014.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Gaby D. Doumit, MD, MSc, Department of Plastic Surgery, Institute of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Suite A60, Cleveland, OH 44195; E-mail: doumitg@ccf.org

All authors declare that this study conforms to the Helsinki Declaration.

Funding for the survey was provided by American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery.

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2014 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.