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Graduate medical education in surgery specialities at Mayo Clinic

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Overview

The Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is dedicated to training future leaders in plastic surgery. The program emphasizes graded supervision, the innovative use of technology, and a collegial environment. This allows residents to develop into confident, independent surgeons.

We provide you with extensive mentorship and the opportunity to customize the learning experience, giving you the tools to excel in whichever subspecialty or practice environment you choose to pursue.

Exposure to plastic surgery begins immediately, with three dedicated months in the PGY-1 year. The fully integrated program has a 2+4 structure, with embedded plastic surgery content beginning on day one.

You will spend more than 12 total months on plastic surgery rotations in the first three years. Additional rotations in the first three years provide training in multiple related surgical subspecialties, giving you the experience you need to fulfill the plastic surgeon’s role as a master surgical problem solver.

Program highlights:

  • The only plastic surgery training program in the Jacksonville metropolitan area, with a population of 1.9 million
  • Personalized research and professional development opportunities
  • A high faculty-to-resident ratio
  • Hands-on microsurgery skills lab and advanced training in surgical anatomy provided in the state-of-the-art J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center
  • Rotations at the Multidisciplinary Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the only comprehensive children’s hospital in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia
  • A three-month “embedded fellowship” in the PGY-6 year to pursue advanced training in the subspecialty area of choice
  • On-site training sessions in minimally invasive aesthetic treatments
  • A Chief Resident Aesthetic Clinic which meets weekly in the Multidisciplinary Cosmetic Center and provides an independent operating experience for the chief administrative
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Your training experience

As a resident/fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

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Brian Rinker, M.D.

Director's welcome

My goal is to help our residents use the vast resources of Mayo Clinic to achieve their career goals while maintaining the personalized mentorship approach that has always been a part of plastic surgery training. A career in plastic surgery is an amazing journey, and along the way, we impact and improve countless lives. I am proud to be your guide on the first steps of that journey.

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Certification

After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the written examination offered by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Program history

Mayo Clinic's Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency in Jacksonville was accredited in April 2022, and the program formally opens in July 2023. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.

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