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Plastic surgery residency applicants often express interest in academic subspecialties, but the majority of graduating residents forego academic careers. Sarah A. Applebaum and her co-authors from The Gosain Lab @gosainlab at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago sought to identify factors that contribute to the shift from academic medicine to cosmetic surgery and private practice. She and her co-authors found the highest rated reasons for leaving academic medicine were a desire for work/life balance, lifestyle, and greater sense of control. These results provoke additional questions regarding educational and institutional processes that may promote or deter subspecialty and academic interest. Understanding The Shift In Resident Interests Over Time Towards Aesthetic Surgery And Private Practice: “Why Would You Go Into Anything Else?” Sarah A. Applebaum, MD @sarahapplebaum; Jenna R. Stoehr, BA @jenna.stoehr; Jonathan T. Bacos, MD @jt_bac; Elbert E. Vaca, MD @elbertvaca_md; Joseph Lopez, MD, MBA @drjosephlopez; Yuyang Chu, BS; ASPRC Subspecialty Career Pathways Study Group; Arun K. Gosain, MD @gosainlab Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL

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