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2 Applicants Accepted Annually
18 months of General Surgery and applicable surgical sub-specialties
6-Year Program

Integrated Residency Program

The Integrated Program is structured with rotations that provide a robust foundation in the management of surgical patients with increased progressive responsibility in conjunction with the level of training and knowledge in surgical subspecialties that are related to plastic surgery.

The curriculum provides experience across all areas of the specialty, including anesthesiology, burn management, emergency medicine, general surgery, oncologic surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pediatric surgery, trauma management, and vascular surgery.

After successfully completing the prerequisite rotations, residents spend the remainder of their plastic surgery training with rotations in multiple health care systems:  Regional One Health (A Level 1 trauma center), Methodist University Hospital, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the VA Medical Center Memphis. During these final years, residents learn all aspects of plastic surgery including upper and lower extremity surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, hand trauma surgery, microsurgery, pediatric plastic surgery including cleft lip and palate, oncologic reconstructive surgery, and aesthetic surgery.

Although all appointments with the University of Tennessee are made for one year and must be renewed annually, satisfactory performance will ensure completion of the entire six-year curriculum and will qualify the trainee for the examinations of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.


Independent Residency Program

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

Goals and Objectives and Didactics Calendar for current independent residents

Last Published: Sep 24, 2019