The Department participates fully in the Hospital's independent two-year Plastic Surgery Residency program.
Each year a senior medical student is matched to a PGY-1 position in a combined General Surgery/Plastic Surgery 4+2 pathway. After successful completion of four years of increasing responsibility in General Surgery, the resident is promoted automatically into the Plastic Surgery Residency. Entry into this combined program is coordinated through the NRMP.
Applicants who meet the pre-requisite requirement for direct admission into the Plastics Surgery Residency particpate inteh San Francisco match administered by the Maricopa County Medical Society. Details are available from the Association of Academic Chairmen in Plastic Surgery (AACPS) website.
Completion of the independent two-year Plastic Surgery Residency meets all requirements for admission to the American Board of Plastic Surgery certification process.
Plastic Surgery residents rotate through the Cornell and Columbia campuses of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. They participate in the full range of procedures core to the specialty including cosmetic surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, cleft and craniofacial surgery and general reconstructive surgery.