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Independent Plastic Surgery Residency

The Department of Plastic Surgery is transitioning to the Integrated model so are no longer accepting Independent residents.

Goals and Objectives

The UTHSC Plastic Surgery Residency will stress:

  • Ethical, appropriate, specific and effective treatment, independent thinking, life long learning and improvement.
  • After completion of training the resident will have broad training in plastic surgery giving him a solid foundation on which to provide competent patient care.

Education in plastic surgery is designed to simultaneously develop cognitive knowledge, judgment, technical ability and teaching skills. The practice of plastic surgery requires the application of clinical data and technical skills to cure disease. Plastic surgical judgment is the combination of knowledge, confidence, ability, and compassion that leads to the successful practice of our specialty.

The basic science and clinical skills objectives are listed individually. The objectives will be emphasized on certain rotations, however it will be important for the resident to be able to integrate these broad topics into effective, comprehensive patient treatment and care. Regarding technical skills, the resident is expected to master the less complex procedures before proceeding to the more complex. Furthermore, he/she is expected to first assist until he/she understands the principles and methods, at which time the resident becomes the operating surgeon with faculty supervision, and eventually moves to teaching others.

Last Published: Jun 2, 2017