The Integrated Residency Program offered by The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery accepts four interns for the PGY1 year annually.  The integrated program is six years in duration. In addition to multiple rotations on the Plastic Surgery Service, the first two years are structured in blocks aimed to provide a strong foundation in the management of surgical patients with exposure to many facets of general surgery as well as recommended sub-specialties such as anesthesiology, otolaryngology, dermatology, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

After successfully completing the two 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. We also accept the Plastic Surgery Common Program Application (PSCA). (American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons - Applying to Plastic Surgery). 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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