Plastic Surgery Residency Programs


Independent Residency Training Program

BIDMC - Harvard Medical School Plastic Surgery Residency

Our Mission

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School Plastic Surgery Residency is a 3-year independent training program in plastic & reconstructive surgery. Our mission is to provide the highest level of clinical care, to educate the next generation of plastic surgeons, and to advance science and innovation in plastic surgery. The residency program is designed with these goals in mind to train broad based surgeons and future leaders in our field.

Eligibility

The 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 a 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. This program participates in the Independent Plastic Surgery Match administered by ACAPS. For information on the match, please visit sfmatch.org. Applications are due in the fall 2 years prior to training. Interviews are typically held in April with the match process occurring in May.

Program Design

Independent track residents rotate on plastic surgery rotations exclusively at BIDMC, Boston's Children's Hospital, BID-Needham, and other affiliated sites. There are rotations in Hand and Extremity, Craniofacial, Breast Reconstruction, Pediatrics, and Aesthetic. During the Chief Resident year, there is an Elective block as well.

Integrated Residency Training Program

Our Mission

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency is a 6-year training program. Our mission is to provide the highest level of clinical care, to educate the next generation of plastic surgeons, and to advance science and innovation in plastic surgery. The residency program is designed with these goals in mind to train broad based surgeons and future leaders in our field.

Eligibility

The program is available to graduating medical students. There is one candidate selected through the NRMP match process every year.

Program Design

The first two years of the program rotate through prerequisite surgery training including rotations on trauma, anesthesia, dermatology, breast surgery, transplant, vascular, ICU, colorectal, oculoplastic surgery, and pediatric surgery. In addition, there are 6 months of plastic surgery at BIDMC.

During PGY-3 to PGY-6 the residents rotate on plastic surgery rotations exclusively at BIDMC, Boston Children's Hospital, BID-Needham, and other affiliated sites. There are rotations in Hand and Extremity, Craniofacial, Breast Reconstruction, Pediatrics, and Aesthetic. During the Chief Resident year, there is an Elective block as well.