About the program

One of the many areas of emphasis here at The Ohio State University Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is to impart the knowledge and skills of our specialty plastic surgeons onto a new generation of doctors. As a teaching hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine has afforded our department opportunities to train and educate the many talented students who are the future of plastic surgery.

Our principal plastic surgery training curriculum involves a six-year joint general surgery and plastic surgery program, accepting three applicants annually at the PGY1 level. The First two years of training also include multiple months of training on the Plastic Surgery service. There are two structured years of surgical specialties and general surgery, along with a four-year plastic surgery residency. This includes two months of training on the plastic surgery service. After the prerequisite years, residents begin a four-hospital rotation. During this period, they will gain experience in general plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, facial and hand trauma surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, burn surgery and microsurgery. Fellowship programs and academic and community practice often follow graduation.

The program has experienced unprecedented success in recruiting the very best match candidates from around the country and world. Appointments at Ohio State are for one year and must be annually renewed; however, good performance will enable trainees to complete the entire six-year curriculum. It will also qualify the trainee for American Board of Plastic Surgery examinations.

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Integrated Program

Integrated Program

The Integrated Residency Program offered by The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery accepts two applicants for the PGY1 year annually. The integrated program is six years in duration. It's structured in blocks aimed to provide a strong foundation in the management of surgical patients with increasingly progressive responsibility according to the level of training and knowledge and training in surgical subspecialties that are closely related to plastic surgery.

The curriculum provides experience across all areas of the discipline, including anesthesiology, burn management, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, general surgery, oncologic surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pediatric surgery, trauma management and vascular surgery. The integrated program consists of two specially structured years of general surgery and applicable surgical sub-specialties.

After successfully completing the two prerequisite years, residents enter four years of plastic surgery training with rotations in four freestanding health care systems – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Grant Medical Center. During these final years, residents learn all aspects of plastic surgery including facial and hand trauma surgery, microsurgery, pediatric plastic surgery including cleft lip and palate, oncologic reconstructive surgery and aesthetic surgery.

Graduates of this program assume positions in fellowships and enter both academic and community practice. Although all appointments with Ohio State are made for one year and must be renewed annually, satisfactory performance will ensure completion of the entire six-year curriculum and will qualify the trainee for the examinations of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Independent Program

Independent Program

The independent program is three years in duration with rotations in four freestanding health care systems. During these three years, residents learn general plastic surgery, burn surgery, facial and hand trauma surgery, microsurgery for correction of traumatic and oncological defects, pediatric plastic surgery including cleft lip and palate and cosmetic surgery.

Graduates of this program assume positions in fellowships and enter both academic and community practice.

Although all appointments at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are made for one year and must be renewed annually, satisfactory performance will ensure completion of the entire three year curriculum and will qualify the trainee for the examinations of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

The Independent Residency Program accepts one applicant annually. This program is designed for applicants that have successfully fulfilled the American Board of Plastic Surgery requirements. Applications are accepted through the San Francisco Match, while selected applicants will be invited for a personal interview.

Resident Research

Resident Research

Resident Research

Sub-Internships

Are you a fourth year medical student interested in a sub-internship? Let us tell you what we can offer…

During the rotation, you will participate fully with residents and faculty. You will be immersed in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery with experiences in the operating room, clinic and departmental conferences. You will participate in a large variety of plastic surgical cases, providing an excellent overview of the specialty. At the end of the rotation, each sub-intern is expected to deliver an end-of-rotation presentation to faculty and residents on a plastic surgical topic. 

Sub-internship application requirements:
  • Complete application submitted via VSAS
  • CV
  • USMLE
  • Letter of recommendation (preferably from your home institution)

Complete applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. 

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Grindley
Academic Program Coordinator
Sarah.Grindley@osumc.edu

915 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2100
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-366-1705
Fax: 614-293-9024
 

Our Leaders

Our leaders

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Gregory Pearson, MD

Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program

Integrated Residents

Integrated Residents

Independent Residents

Independent Residents

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