Plastic Surgery Residency
The Department of Plastic Surgery Offers a Combined Integrated/Independent Residency Program
The residency program at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Department of Plastic Surgery in Cleveland, Ohio is a combined integrated/independent program. The integrated track lasts for six years while the independent track is for three years.
Two residents are accepted each year for a total of 12 residents in the Department of Plastic Surgery residency program at any given time.
Training and Experience in Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery residents at University Hospitals participate in didactic conferences, including:
- Weekly core curriculum lectures
- Pre-operative indications conference
- Grand rounds
- Monthly journal club
- Hand conference
- Complications conference
- Annual cadaver dissection course
- Specialty cleft lip/palate and craniofacial conference.
These instructional components have been designed to provide comprehensive training and experience in plastic surgery.
The curriculum is sequenced so that all topics of the plastic surgery core curriculum are included in both the last three years of the integrated program and the three years of the independent program. This covers all six core competency requirements.
Focus on Academics
Academic productivity is a hallmark feature of the Department of Plastic Surgery Residency Program at UH.
The curriculum contains a meaningful and integrated research component with a dual focus on basic and clinical projects within the plastic surgery division.