The Integrated Residency Program offered by The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery accepts two applicants for the PGY1 year annually. The integrated program is six years in duration. It's structured in blocks aimed to provide a strong foundation in the management of surgical patients with increasingly progressive responsibility according to the level of training and knowledge and training in surgical subspecialties that are closely related to plastic surgery.

The curriculum provides experience across all areas of the discipline, including anesthesiology, burn management, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, general surgery, oncologic surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pediatric surgery, trauma management and vascular surgery. The integrated program consists of two specially structured years of general surgery and applicable surgical sub-specialties.

After successfully completing the two prerequisite years, residents enter four years of plastic surgery training with rotations in four freestanding health care systems – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Grant Medical Center. During these final years, residents learn all aspects of plastic surgery including facial and hand trauma surgery, microsurgery, pediatric plastic surgery including cleft lip and palate, oncologic reconstructive surgery and aesthetic surgery.

Graduates of this program assume positions in fellowships and enter both academic and community practice. Although all appointments with Ohio State are made for one year and must be renewed annually, satisfactory performance will ensure completion of the entire six-year curriculum and will qualify the trainee for the examinations of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Application Process

We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the National Resident Matching Program. This service, which is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), transmits residency applications, letters of recommendation, Dean’s letters, transcripts and other supporting credentials from medical schools to residency program directors. We do not require any additional documents in addition to ERAS requirements. Please note that applications will not be reviewed until they are complete. Selected applicants will be invited for a personal interview.

The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

For more information, please contact:

Emily Dill
Education Program Manager

Department of Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2100
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-293-9030
Fax: 614-293-9024

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