The Plastic Surgery Residency
The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School Plastic Surgery Residency is a 3-year independent training program in plastic & reconstructive surgery. The primary focus of the program is to train competent and board-eligible plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
program is available to residents who have completed a formal training program
(and are board admissible or certified) in general surgery, otolaryngology,
neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, urology, or oral and maxillofacial surgery
(the latter requiring 2 years of general surgery training in addition to an
MD/DDS). Successful completion of these ACGME or ADA accredited programs
fulfills the PREREQUISITE training requirement. Foreign Medical Graduates are
ONLY eligible if they have completed the ACGME or ADA prerequisite.
The BIDMC plastic surgery residency participates in the San
Francisco Match. For information on the
match, please contact: sfmatch.org. The
match takes place more than a year before the official start date.
PROGRAM FOCUS: In
addition to teaching the required 6-core competencies of the ACGME, the
residency program provides a thorough foundation, in both adults and children,
in the anatomy, the classical principles, surgical techniques and practices in
the major areas of plastic surgery:
- Aesthetic Surgery
- Breast Reconstruction
- Craniofacial Reconstruction
- Extremity Surgery
- General Plastic Surgery / Microsurgery
addition to the BIDMC main campus in Boston, rotations take place at Children’s
Hospital, BIDMC-Needham and BIDMC-Milton Hospitals. Rotations in Aesthetic Surgery also occur
at off site surgery centers and in the
private office practices of private aesthetic plastic surgeons in the
community. In the final year of
residency, a 2-month clinical elective rotation is also included during the
Chief Resident year.
DIDACTICS & RESEARCH: Throughout the residency, there are weekly didactics that incorporate a
Core Curriculum, Plastic Surgery Division Rounds, Surgical Indications, and
Mortality and Morbidity Conferences.
These conferences help prepare the resident for board certification,
training in the high quality care of
patients, life-long learning, as well as a building a successful plastic
surgery practice in an academic or private practice setting.
The residency also emphasizes academic research in each of
the three years of training. Research faculty mentors are assigned to residents.
The program has a lab which is utilized for basic science and clinical
research. The lab is also used to teach
microsurgical skills and techniques.
There is an expectation that all residents will participate in academic
research, and learn the principles for successful publication. The Plastic Surgeon as a teacher of his/her
colleagues, junior residents, medical students, other health care
professionals, and the community-at-large
is also emphasized throughout the residency program.
Samuel J. Lin, MD
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Educational Coordinator, Plastic Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
LMOB 5A, Suite 5A, 110 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02215