The department of surgery’s division of plastic and reconstructive surgery will begin its own integrated residency training program in July 2013. The program will allow medical students to match directly into a training program focused on plastic and reconstructive surgery, instead of completing a general surgery residency before further specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Residents in this program will receive training during the first two years in a variety of surgical specialties, as well as specific rotations in plastic surgery. The third year devotes six months to plastic surgery, while the fourth through sixth years are solely in plastic and reconstructive surgery. The program’s clinical exposure and volume provide a rich experience that encompasses all areas of the specialty. Residents may participate in research opportunities in wound healing and stem cell science, though this component of the program is not mandatory.
Applications for 2013 admission to the integrated residency training program in plastic and reconstructive surgery are due by December 1, 2012. For more information, call the department of surgery’s education office at 352-265-0916.