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KU Plastic Surgery Residency Program Overview

The University of Kansas Plastic Surgery Residency Program is designed to broadly educate and train residents in the art and science of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Our six-year fully accredited integrated plastic surgery program provides comprehensive training with progressive responsibility in all aspects of patient care and plastic surgery.

During the early years of training, you will develop core skills in the care of surgical patients. For the remainder of the program, you will focus on a wide breadth of plastic surgery, including both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Operative experience starts on day one of intern year. Our department is a very high-volume center. As a result, interns and junior residents are more likely to be first assisting in cases than double scrubbing. We are fortunate to have midlevel providers to assist with floor responsibilities and less educational cases to allow for maximal educational exposure for residents in the ORs and clinics. The rotation schedule is designed to fit a model of graduated autonomy with an expectation that residents, starting in their second years, will be matriculating from assisting to primary surgeon.

At a Glance

  • Length of training: 6 years
  • Number of positions: 2 residents per year
  • Case Log Approximates:
    • PGY 1: 200-300
    • PGY 2-6: 400-600 per year
    • Total: 2500-4000
Last modified: Sep 17, 2020
Contact Us

To inquire about our residency program, email or call our residency coordinator.

Kendra Harms
Kendra Harms
Residency Coordinator
Email Kendra