The Division of Plastic Surgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers a six-year integrated residency program in a collegial learning environment. Our emphasis is on surgical skills training, academic career opportunities, individual mentoring, and a curated didactic experience. Plastic surgery residents train with all 13 plastic surgeons at the Rochester campus, and multiple subspecialty services who work collaboratively in a group practice covering all facets of reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery.

Our program focuses on establishing clinical and technical confidence and maximizes opportunities for personal achievement in a supportive, inclusive, and academically rewarding environment.

Mayo Clinic's high faculty-to-resident ratio, large patient population, and state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic, and research facilities combine to create a truly integrated educational experience.

As a resident in the Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency program, you have access to the finest teaching and the broadest patient care experience possible in a busy, hands-on training environment. You'll enjoy:

  • A diverse, high-volume, complex case mix
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration throughout Mayo Clinic
  • State-of-the-art surgical technology
  • Personalized research and academic opportunities
  • Structured, comprehensive, faculty-led curriculum
  • Dedicated anatomy and microvascular surgical skills lab


When you successfully complete the Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency, you will be eligible to take the written examination offered by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Program history

The Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency was established in 2013. Its first cohort of residents began training in July 2014.

Meet our trainees

I am grateful to be training at Mayo Clinic for so many reasons, including the breadth and complexity of cases we see while training here. Not only do our staff have an impressive scope of practice, but the strong services in other surgical specialties at Mayo Clinic bring unique and complex cases for which plastic surgery often plays a vital role.

Madeleine Blank, M.D.
Plastic surgery resident

Mayo Clinic resident checking heartbeat of teen patient

Choosing Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Campus and community

Anesthesiologists performing a procedure on a mannequin

Stipend and benefits