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Plastic Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Training Program

The Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers a six-year integrated plastic surgery residency. Our ACGME-accredited program provides a diverse experience in all areas of clinical plastic surgery; graduates are eligible to sit for the American Board of Plastic Surgery qualifying and certifying examinations. Our strong academic program provides the opportunity to gain additional training in preparation for a career as an academic surgeon.

Our clinical teaching faculty includes ten full-time faculty at the University of Michigan Medical Center and six associate faculty members at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Residents rotate at the University of Michigan Health Center, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, and the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. Our 72 month long clinical training program includes 54 months of plastic surgery rotations, 5 months of sub-specialty rotations (ortho, OMFS, ENT, and Occuloplasty), 2 months of trauma-burn and 11 months of general surgery rotations.

The Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery maintains active research in basic sciences, anatomy, microsurgery and craniofacial surgery with 7 full time or cross-appointed PhD faculty involved in our research effort. Residents are encouraged to participate in these projects, and there is opportunity for residents to take time from their clinical residency to pursue research or other academic training.

Candidates for the six-year program are matched through the National Resident Matching Program.

For detailed program information please go to the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery website.