Plastic Surgery Residency
Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides a comprehensive and broad-based training experience through exposure to the outpatient clinics, minor surgery suite, main operating room, outpatient surgery center and inpatient wards. Most of our faculty members have fellowship training and subspecialty areas of clinical and research interest, permitting an exposure to a wide spectrum of plastic surgery problems. We assign residents two half-day supervised clinics per week, providing them with a regular opportunity for both new patient workups and follow-up evaluations.
During the final year of the program, the chief resident is given increasing responsibility for coordinating and customizing the educational and clinical aspects of the program. Residents at every level are involved in the management of all plastic surgical problems presenting through the Emergency Department. Research electives throughout the residency provide meaningful learning opportunities. During the chief resident year, the resident may also participate in a medical mission trip.
Throughout the training program, we place an emphasis on providing residents with an abundance of supervised operating and decision-making experiences. This approach ensures an adequate development of skills, allowing the resident to assume substantial clinical independence in the final year.