One of the many areas of emphasis here at The Ohio State University Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is to impart the knowledge and skills of our specialty plastic surgeons onto a new generation of doctors. As a teaching hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine has afforded our department opportunities to train and educate the many talented students who are the future of plastic surgery.

Our principal plastic surgery training curriculum involves a six-year joint general surgery and plastic surgery program, accepting three applicants annually at the PGY1 level. The First two years of training also include multiple months of training on the Plastic Surgery service. There are two structured years of surgical specialties and general surgery, along with a four-year plastic surgery residency. This includes two months of training on the plastic surgery service. After the prerequisite years, residents begin a four-hospital rotation. During this period, they will gain experience in general plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, facial and hand trauma surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, burn surgery and microsurgery. Fellowship programs and academic and community practice often follow graduation.

The program has experienced unprecedented success in recruiting the very best match candidates from around the country and world. Appointments at Ohio State are for one year and must be annually renewed; however, good performance will enable trainees to complete the entire six-year curriculum. It will also qualify the trainee for American Board of Plastic Surgery examinations.

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Sarah Grindley
Academic Program Coordinator
Sarah.Grindley@osumc.edu

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Gregory Pearson, MD

Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program

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