Plastic Surgery Chief Resident Clinic

The Chief Resident Clinic (CRC) is a vital training experience for residents in their last year of residency at the University of Michigan. It provides an opportunity for residents to make clinical decisions, execute operative plans, and follow their patients with a high level of autonomy. In the CRC, residents get a taste of practicing on their own while still having access to attending guidance and supervision when needed. Choosing a plastic surgery program that facilitates ever-increasing levels of clinical and operative autonomy will directly impact your first year of practice and board collection period.  

The Chief (6th year) Residents run the clinic while on a two-month Silver Service rotation with dedicated staff resources including clerical lead, surgery scheduler, MA specialist & RN Support. They have the autonomy to run clinic as an attending physician would, including scheduling and monthly dedicated OR blocks for resident cases. Residents also participate in the Indications Conference to promote resident training and education.

Residents would be performing the following procedures under the supervision of a board-certified Plastic Surgery faculty member:

  • Body Contouring, including:
    • Buttock/Thigh Lift
    • Liposuction
    • Tummy Tuck
    • Panniculectomy
    • Fat Grafting
    • Underarm Surgery
    • Post-Bariatric Procedures
  • Breast Reductions
  • Botox and Filler Injections

Plastic Surgery Chief Resident Clinic Location

4029 Ave Maria
Lobby A, Suite 1200
Ann Arbor, MI 48105