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Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency Program

The Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency Program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is designed to provide comprehensive, integrated training including core general surgery and plastic surgery through the course of a six year clinical program. Consistent with our tradition of training leaders in academic plastic surgery, trainees will have 1 year of academic development time between the third and fourth clinical years, which can be spent conducting research or pursuing an advanced degree.

Clinical training in the first three years currently includes a total of 19 months spent on core general surgical rotations, 3 months spent on specialties related to plastic surgery, and 11 months of plastic surgery training.  This is followed by a full 36 months of experience concentrated on plastic surgery, obtained at eight integrated clincal sites that provide broad exposure to diverse patient populations and varied healthcare systems. The operative experience is truly unparalleled with graduated autonomy as residents' experience increase.

Our mission is to train well-rounded, compassionate and creative plastic surgeons who become leaders of innovation, and pioneers in education and research. The program accepts three candidates per year.