The Department of Plastic Surgery Residency Program provides a comprehensive, well-rounded balance of clinical training, structured education and graduate research involvement in a harmonious 80-hour work week environment. It is our goal to stimulate and advance the knowledge of the science and art of plastic surgery, thereby improving and evaluating the standards of practice of plastic surgery.
The varied caseload and the special expertise of each of the faculty members are conducive to a clear understanding of the functional anatomy and pathophysiology and to the acquisition of fundamental operative skills and judgment. Regardless of the particular surgical techniques used, major emphasis is placed upon sound pre-operative planning and adherence to basic fundamental principles. Since some of the current knowledge and surgical procedures will become obsolete, the resident is groomed to realize that we are all life-long students. Thus, the residents are prepared not only to accommodate future developments in the field, but also stimulated to spearhead them. We train and develop plastic surgeons who will be tomorrow's leaders in our specialty, both nationally and globally.