Plastic Surgery Residency
The Plastic Surgery Residency program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock has two ACGME-accredited training tracks. We offer a three-year, independent training program offering one position at the PGY6 level, upon successful completion of an ACGME-accredited program in surgery, neurological surgery, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, or urology. We also offer a position for a six-year integrated resident. We alternate our recruitment annually.
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 to attend clinic with faculty as well as a resident-based clinic to develop their skills in outpatient management of plastic surgery patients.
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.