The Plastic Surgery residency is an approved three-year program leading to board eligibility by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The program is based at Summa Health System and includes rotations at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Akron General Medical Center, and Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Two residents enter the Plastic Surgery residency each year. Residents are selected through the San Francisco matching program.
The training of those candidates who have been certified by other national boards may fulfill the prerequisite of general surgery training. A letter from the American Board of Plastic Surgery verifying the applicant’s general surgery training is required prior to acceptance into the training program. Usually only applicants who will have completed 5 years of general surgery training are successful in matching.
Instruction is provided in the full spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of congenital anomalies, maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, hand surgery, microvascular surgery, neoplasms of the head and neck, and aesthetic surgery.