Young Physicians Section

The Section for Young Physicians is composed of young professionals who are under 40 within eight years of finishing their residency training program.

Young Physicians are the newest of the three sections of the Academy.  Recognizing that the 2000+ young physicians of the Academy are the future of the Academy, in 2013 the Boards of Directors approved the transition of the Young Physician Committee to the Young Physician Section (YPS).  The newly formed YPS takes over where the SRF leaves off. Young physicians who are members of the Academy, under 40 years of age or within the first eight years of professional practice after residency and fellowship training are automatically members of the section.

Additional Information

About Young Physicians Section

The Young Physician Section strives to be the professional home for Academy members who are under 40 years of age or within the first eight years of professional practice after residency and fellowship training; foster a community and a sense of belonging; allow for an on-going dialog among young physicians and with the Academy; and provide opportunity for an increased number of young physicians to engage in leadership and committee roles on unique young physician relevant issues.

As a new section, the YPS is currently working on drafting its governing documents for approval during the 2014 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOsm . Governance during the transition is as follows:

Term: October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014

Chair: Ayesha Khalid, MD

Chair Elect: Lawrence Simon, MD


Term: October 1, 2014 – September, 2015

 Chair: Lawrence Simon, MD

YPS Survey

Talk to us! The Young Physicians Section wants to know how it can meet your needs. Completing the 2014 Young Physicians Section (YPS) Survey will help us find that out. If you are a Young Physician, defined as age 40 or less, or have completed all training within the last eight years, then please take the time to complete this survey. The results will inform the direction of the new Young Physicians Section. The survey is all multiple choice questions and will take less than fifteen minutes to complete.

The survey will be available through Friday May 30, 2014.

Click here to go directly to the YPS Survey:

Please copy and paste the survey url if you have any difficulty following the link.