The section of plastic surgery conducts an accredited six-year integrated training program based at The University of Chicago Medicine. Two residents are accepted each year from the NRMP match among a pool of talented fourth-year medical students and matriculate as PGY-1 residents into the training program.
PGY-1-3 Residents are assigned to services across the disciplines and subspecialties to provide a well-rounded experience and knowledge of the full spectrum of surgery. Special emphasis for the first three years is placed on ablative surgery for all types of cancer, trauma surgery/critical care, minimally invasive surgery, endocrine, thoracic, cardiac and transplant surgery. Rotations to complement these disciplines are provided at several offsite institutions: Mt. Sinai Hospital and Cook County Hospital.
PGY-4-6 Residents are assigned and rotate through one of four services at the University of Chicago Medicine and offsite rotations for experience in head/neck trauma and private cosmetic practice. Rotations are built around an apprenticeship model so that each resident while on any given rotation will experience not only the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative management style of each faculty member but will also be exposed to their professionalism, systems-based practice methods and ethics.