Loupes for 4 Residents Each Year
For more than 30 years, Zedplast has been providing current Stanford Plastic Surgery residents with significant financial assistance towards the cost of purchasing their first pair of surgical loupes.
John Troxel, MD Fellowship
At the October 8, 2006 Annual Business meeting the untimely death of John Troxel in 2005, while at a meeting, was discussed. John Troxel was a former plastic surgery resident at Stanford as was his wife, Sara Troxel. He died of a brain aneurysm. Prior to his death he was very involved in Alaska politics and healthcare advocacy. The group at the business meeting, with pledges, set up a John Troxel Resident Legislative Fund and further donations were received to complete the fund. This Advocacy fund is incorporated in Zedplast’s funds. Each year a resident is selected to participate in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Washington Advocacy program and the California Medical Association program in Sacramento attended by the California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS).The selection process requires a CV and a one-page statement of why the resident should be the next Troxel Fellow. The Fellow is selected by a committee. The Troxel Fellow has the unique opportunity to meet with legislators and experience first hand the process by which physicians are represented in the government.
Stanford Zedplast Traveling Resident Scholar Program
Residents in PGY4 may apply for a scholarship to cover a one week visit to a program of special interest to them. This is usually to gain exposure to something in Plastic Surgery not currently a part of their education in the Stanford Plastic Surgery Program. The request is approved by a committee and funding is equally shared by Zedplast and the Division of Plastic Surgery.
Resident International Travel
These funds must be applied for each trip that is being considered. Typically, the resident is working with an attending plastic surgeon on congenital deformities in foreign countries. The work is similar to that carried out by ReSurge, but not in the ReSurge Program.
Zedplast Spring Lectureship
The lecture is given each Spring by an alumnus of the Stanford Plastic Surgery Program. The speaker is selected based upon a special talent or expertise not necessarily in surgery. The lecture is currently given at the same time as the June Stanford Residents Graduation Party.
The Chief Residents currently are given a book, “The Business of Plastic Surgery” by Joshua Korman, MD and Heather Furnas, MD, during their final year of residency.