|Support and corporate partnerships with PSEN are managed through the ASPS Corporate Development Office. We offer industry subcriptions and educational support opportunities related to the site. For more information about any of the opportunities listed below, please contact Joél Marie Payne, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN)
is the largest, most comprehensive web site dedicated to the education of plastic surgeons. Created by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2011, and supported by a number of plastic surgery subspecialty societies, the site provides a continually updated and expanding array of educational materials. Access to the base level of PSEN (case reports, surgical videos, lecture library) is free to all members of the following groups: ASPS, ACAPS, ASMS, ASPN, ASRM, ASMS, PSRC.
The mission of PSEN is to provide the most up-to-date information on procedures and advances in plastic surgery to plastic surgeons at all levels, from residency to retirement. To accomplish this goal, we welcome partnerships with industry to allow us to continue to expand our resources.
The PSEN site has continued to grow every year in popularity since its launch in April 2011. In 2015, the PSEN site averaged 10,500 user sessions per month and more than 3,700 unique users per month. The Top 3 Destinations were the Resident Education Center, CME Courses and Video Library. Also ranked in the top 10 were PSEN's CPT Corner and Case Reports libraries.
Every month the PSEN site releases additional educational resources, including Case Reports, Literature Reviews, recorded lecture presentations and CME courses covering all aspects of plastic surgery. PSEN also produces its own exclusive monthly HD video series — Surgery Spotlight — which has, to date, featured dozens of the world’s top surgeons demonstrating their cutting-edge techniques in plastic surgery. The Surgery Spotlight program showcases a wide variety of aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures; programs have ranged from facelifts and breast and buttock augmentations to cranial reconstruction, nerve reinnervation and hand surgery. PSEN and its REC, truly provide the best in plastic surgery education, from residency to retirement.
Resident Education Center:
The PSEN Resident Education Center (REC) was developed by ASPS and ACAPS to provide a unified online plastic surgery curriculum for training programs in the U.S. and around the world. Currently 95% of U.S. training programs use the REC as part of their training curricula, and the national societies of Australia, BAPRAS, Norway, New Zealand and Switzerland have all partnered with ASPS to grant access to their countries' residents.
The REC receives more than 4,000 user sessions per month, making it the most utilized section of the Plastic Surgery Education Network. The REC is comprised of 87 training modules, each of which contain a section outline, pre-test, multiple journal article readings, audio slide lecture, typical oral board case, additional resources and a post-test.
Every year, all components of the Resident Education Center’s modules are reviewed and upgraded by more than 85 surgeons on the ASPS/ACAPS Curriculum Development Committee, to ensure that the REC always provides an up-to-date learning tool for plastic surgery residents, as well as surgeons in practice. The REC is housed within the Plastic Surgery Education Network, a centralized, interactive educational website created by surgeons for surgeons in all stages of their careers.
Corporate Participation in PSEN:
PSEN has several corporate support opportunities available (see column at right)
, to help us in our mission to continue to expand our educational endeavors to provide the best, most comprehensive materials to plastic surgeons. To find out more information about these opportunities, please contact Joél Marie Payne, Director of Development, at email@example.com.