The University of Kansas Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program is designed to broadly educate and train residents in the art and science of plastic and reconstructive surgery.
The training curriculum has been constructed to provide residents with a well-balanced program that includes structured education, research and clinical experience. This provides the skills they need to be successful. We strive to continually improve the program to assure that we provide the tools for our graduates to succeed in either private practice or academia.
The residency is a six-year integrated program, divided into two comprehensive surgery years and four senior plastic surgery years. The program provides comprehensive training with progressive responsibility in all aspects of plastic surgery. The early years of training are designed to develop the core skills that are critical to becoming an independent plastic surgeon. During this time residents rotate on a variety of general surgical services as well as anesthesia, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, dermatology, and ophthalmology.
The remainder of the training covers the full breadth of plastic surgery, including aesthetic surgery, surgery of the breast, skin cancer treatment, pediatric and adult craniofacial and cleft lip and palate surgery, hand and upper extremity as well as lower extremity reconstruction, oncologic reconstruction of the head and neck, and the application of microsurgery in a number of these fields.