The Department of Plastic Surgery offers a six-year integrated
program. It is a fully integrated 6 year plastic surgery residency that focuses on general surgery during the intern year and rapidly transitions the majority of the program to plastic surgery beginning in the second year of training.
The intern year of the integrated program is designed to
provide balanced exposure to the broad range of medical
specialties, including anesthesia, burn, critical care medicine,
vascular and transplant surgery, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery,
orthopaedics surgery, otolaryngology, pediatric surgery, urology
and trauma management.
The plastic surgery rotations in the first three years will focus
on wound care, flaps, grafts, microsurgery, breast and aesthetic
surgery, as well as cranio-maxillofacial and dental curriculum.
The second three years of study include rotations at MedStar
Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital,
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington Veterans Affairs Medical
Center, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and the Children's
National Medical Center.
The MedStar Georgetown rotation is rich in cranio-maxillofacial
surgery, surgery of cleft lip and palate, microvascular and flap
surgery, and reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
At MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, the resident will have broad
exposure to plastic surgery of the hand and upper extremities,
particularly surgery of traumatic hand and acquired hand
The Sibley Memorial Hospital rotation is particularly rich in
aesthetic surgery of the head and neck, breast, trunk and
At the Children's National Medical Center residents perform
reconstructive surgery to repair congenital anomalies,
deformities of the feet and hands, and external wounds including
burns, among other procedures.
In the sixth and final year, the resident functions as chief at
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Veterans Affairs Medical
Center, and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. At MedStar
Georgetown, the resident will perform complex operations in the
areas of craniomaxillofacial surgery, micro and flap surgery,
breast surgery and cosmetic surgery. During the sixth year, while
at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and MedStar Washington
Hospital Center, the chief resident has substantial independence
in managing patients with facial trauma, soft-tissue tumors,
microsurgical reconstruction, head and neck reconstruction, lower
extremity salvage, reconstruction of the chest wall, and burn
wound management and reconstruction.
For additional information and resident resources, please
here to the resident portal.