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Plastic surgery residents at a conference.

Clinical training

The Plastic Surgery Residency focuses on technical and clinical training during 1:1 rotations with a dedicated faculty mentor. This allows continuity of education between the clinic, operating room, and hospital settings.

In addition, we have a structured, comprehensive curriculum that includes:

  • Protected education time for didactic conferences
  • Microvascular skills course and frequent microvascular training sessions
  • Cadaver labs and access to anatomy specimens for focused teaching on surgical anatomy and specific procedures
  • Nationally and internationally renowned plastic surgery visiting professors
  • Faculty-led journal clubs discussing current literature
  • International cleft education trip and access to the Mayo International Health Program (MIHP)
  • Access to our world class Mayo Clinic Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses
  • Research training and support for residents to attend and present at national and international conferences (up to five per year)