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Young Physicians Section (YPS)

The Young Physicians Section is composed of all members of the Academy who are under 40 years of age OR within the first eight years of professional practice after residency and/or fellowship training. All members meeting these criteria are automatically members of the YPS.

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.

The YPS Roundtable series was created to provide focused, topical mentoring on issues relevant to young physicians. Each approximately one hour teleconference/webinar session features content experts having a discussion with YPs and taking questions from the attendees. The recorded sessions are available as a podcast for all AAO-HNS members.

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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. For all YPS-related inquiries: yps@entnet.org

The Section is governed by the Governing Council members and a group of appointed officers:

YPS Governing Council

Terms: October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018
Chair: Daniel C. Chelius Jr, MD
Chair-Elect: Cristina Baldassari, MD
Secretary: William C. Yao, MD
Member-at-Large: David S. Cohen, MD
Nominating Committee: Nausheen Jamal, MD, and Mark C. Royer, MD
Immediate Past Chair: Jeffrey C. Liu, MD

YPS Delegates

Terms: October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2018
BOG Governor: Samantha Anne, MD.
BOG Legislative Representative: Prashant Solanki Malhotra, MD.
BOG SEGR Representative: John S. Schneider, MD.
ENT PAC Representative: Mark C. Royer, MD.
ABOto Representative: Andrew M. Coughlin, MD.
AMA YPS Representative: Raja Sawhney, MD.

Are you ready to make a difference?

Each year, the YPS seeks candidates to apply for officer on the YPS Governing Council.

YPS Governing Council Candidate Applications are CLOSED!

YPS Delegate Applications are CLOSED!

2018 YPS Model Mentor Award - Deadline May 1

Having good a mentorship is important to every phase of a physician’s career, but perhaps never more critical than in the earliest years out of training. Recognizing the key role that expert mentorship plays in a young physician’s success, the YPS has created the Model Mentor Award. Any YPS member may nominate one of their mentors for this award by submitting a narrative vignette that demonstrates how this physician serves as a model of effective mentorship.

The nominees must be AAO-HNS members in good standing. The nomination packet should include full contact information for both the nominee and the nominating YPS member, as well as a nominating paragraph of up to 325 words. The YPS Governing Council will select the Model Mentor Award winners to be recognized during the YPS General Assembly at the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience and will consider the winning vignettes for submission to Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Please email your nomination to YPS Secretary Davey Cohen (dscohen@gmail.com) as a PDF attachment. Nominations must be received by 11:00 pm (PT), May 1, 2018. For questions, please contact Dr. Cohen or YPS Chair Danny Chelius dannychelius@gmail.com


2018 YPS Model Mentor Award - Deadline May 1

Having good a mentorship is important to every phase of a physician’s career, but perhaps never more critical than in the earliest years out of training. Recognizing the key role that expert mentorship plays in a young physician’s success, the YPS has created the Model Mentor Award. Any YPS member may nominate one of their mentors for this award by submitting a narrative vignette that demonstrates how this physician serves as a model of effective mentorship. For more information, click here.