Independent Residency Program

The Independent Residency Program follows the traditional pathway and is designed for applicants who are board-eligible and fully trained in general surgery, although candidates with other backgrounds will be considered if they meet the requirements of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Applicants must have completed the general surgery requirements stipulated by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and approved by the Committee of Credentials.

Outstanding residents fulfilling the Plastic Surgery Independent Residency Program requirements including anticipated completion of an ACGME-accredited general surgery, neurological surgery, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, or urology residency, may apply for the traditional three-year Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Training Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Rotations

Program Year 1 (PGY-1)

  • Baylor University Medical Center (2 months)
  • Children’s Medical Center (1 month)
  • Dallas Plastic Surgery Center (1 month)
  • Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center (1 month)
  • Outpatient Surgery Center (1 month)
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System (2 months)
  • St. Paul University Hospital (1 month)
  • Zale Lipshy University Hospital (2 months)
  • UT Clinic (2 Weeks)

Program Year 2 (PGY-2)

  • Baylor University Medical Center (2.5 months)
  • Children’s Medical Center (1 month)
  • Dallas Plastic Surgery Center (1.5 months)
  • VA Medical Center (1.5 months)
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System (2.5 months)
  • UT Southwestern University Hospitals (2 months)
  • UT Clinic (1 month)

Program Year 3 (PGY-3)

  • Parkland Health & Hospital System (3 months)
  • Research (3 months)
  • UT Southwestern University Hospitals (3 months)
  • Elective(s) (3 months) – includes ambulatory care, subspecialty rotations in plastic surgery