Here are just a few of the reasons why training at Michigan will facilitate your success:
- Internationally-known faculty: Faculty leadership is especially strong in our department. While we’re proud of our representation in national professional associations — from the Plastic Surgery Research Council to the American Board of Plastic Surgery — we’re even prouder to pass along what we’ve learned. We emphasize a tight-knit culture, where trainees join faculty in their homes for journal clubs and holiday dinners, so you can develop lifelong mentors during your time at Michigan.
- Huge volume of cases: Michigan Medicine is a statewide referral center, seeing a clinical caseload far beyond what you’d expect for a small city like Ann Arbor. U-M plastic surgeons see 28,000 patients a year in our outpatient clinics and perform over 4000 major operations annually.
- Integrated training: Our plastic surgery residency program was one of the first in the country to adopt an integrated training model, meaning that your plastic surgery training starts on day one. Residents participate in every operation we perform. Residents seeking a fulfilling research experience will find that here, too, with opportunities to take time off during your training for academic development.
- Plastic Surgery Chief Resident Clinic: Chief Residents in their final year of clinical training in plastic and reconstructive surgery have the opportunity to participate in our Plastic Surgery Chief Resident Clinic, providing consultations, procedures, and treatments for body contouring, breast reductions, and non-surgical procedures such as Botox and filler injections under the guidance of supervising faculty members.
Our commitment to educating the next generation of plastic surgeons begins at the undergraduate level and extends to advanced training for fellows.