EditorialThe Plastic Surgery Applicant's Research Arms Race Is There a Path Forward?Mauch, Jaclyn T. BAa,b; Onyekaba, Ginikanwa BSa,b; Mellia, Joseph A. BAa,c; Jou, Christopher MDd; Fischer, John P. MD, MPHaAuthor Information From the aDivison of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery bPerelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA cRenaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY dDepartment of Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH. Received January 24, 2021, and accepted for publication, after revision February 1, 2021. Reprints: John P. Fischer, MD, MPH, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 51 North 39th St, Wright Saunders Bldg, Philadelphia, PA 19104. E-mail: [email protected]. J.T.M. and G.O. are co–first authors. Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: J.P.F. has received payments as a consultant from Baxter, Becton-Dickinson, Gore, and Integra Life Sciences. This research did not receive financial support for the study. The remaining authors do not have any financial disclosures. None of the authors has a financial interest in any of the products, devices, or drugs mentioned in this article. Annals of Plastic Surgery: August 2021 - Volume 87 - Issue 2 - p 117-118 doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002841 Buy Metrics Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.