Blog — Notes of a Plastic Surgeon

Welcome to my blog. I am a plastic surgeon in Seattle and have been in private practice since 1991. I've seen more than a few interesting faces and cases through my years spent in the exam room, the operating room and the emergency room. And I have an opinion on just about everything relating to plastic surgery (and a lot of unrelated stuff). If you like my blog, let me know. Thanks for reading! Lisa

Category: Surgical Eductaion


Does this mean that I am a Professor?

January 8th, 2013 — 10:48am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon is thrilled to be involved in plastic surgical education.

Who learns more in surgical education, the teacher or the student?

Who learns more in surgical education, the teacher or the student?

Our office has been chosen by the University of Washington to help provide training for their Chief Residents in their highly acclaimed Plastic Surgery Program.  These surgical residents are months away from finishing up their 6 or 7 years of post medical school training and going out into practice.   

One thing really lacking in most academic programs like the UW’s is private practice experience.  I remember how many things I did not know that I did not know about private practice when I finished my academic program at the University of Cincinnati.  I used to think that accounts receivable equaled income.  HA!

I know these bright young surgeons will learn a lot in our office and I also know that we will learn a lot from them.  After all, education is always a two way street.

Thanks for reading!

Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder, Seattle Plastic Surgeon

Surgical Eductaion

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