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
The Plastic Surgery Residency program is fully accredited by the ACGME. The residency fulfills all criteria for admissibility to the American Board of Plastic Surgery examinations and during the final year of residency training, residents will be eligible to take the ABPS written examination.
The Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was established in 1937. Since then we have graduated over 240 plastic surgeons. In 2014, the residency model was changed from the Independent model to an Integrated Residency program.
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