Plastic Surgery Training

WHAT IS THE TRAINING OF A PLASTIC SURGEON?

At the current time, there are two parallel tracks to into Plastic Surgery after first achieving an M.D. degree. The traditional tract is to first train in General Surgery or Otolaryngology, then do a second residency in Plastic Surgery. The alternate pathway, more recently established, it to do a six year program in Plastic Surgery alone, with educational rotations on related services.

At the completion of Plastic Surgery training, the graduate is eligible to pursue certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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