Department of Surgery
Plastic Surgery Residency Program
The Division of Plastic surgery treats more than 600 inpatient and 1,000 outpatient cases per year. Residents rotate through a variety of clinical settings in five hospitals, including both academic and private practice environments.
The Residency Program
Plastic Surgery has a three-year residency program, which follows the successful completion of at least three years of a General Surgery residency. Two positions are available each year. Residents are trained in the full range of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, including cosmetic surgery, hand surgery, facial reconstruction, microsurgery for free tissue transfer and replantation, repair of cleft lip and palate and major craniofacial anomalies, and management of major soft and hard tissue defects. Training in aesthetic surgery and in microvascular reconstruction is particularly extensive. During the program, residents assume increasing responsibility in perioperative and intraoperative patent management.
Residents are on call approximately every third night from home.
Residents are expected to participate in research projects within the Division of Plastic Surgery and will submit at least one paper annually to a peer-reviewed journal.
Plastic surgery residents participate in two weekly conferences and a monthly journal club, and attend two major regional or national meetings each year.