Plastic Surgery Residency

Our plastic surgery residency program features a six-year integrated residency with two positions a year for a total of twelve residents. Residents experience a progressive increase in clinical responsibility starting with a broad base of plastic surgery, general surgery, and various other surgical rotations in their PGY I-II years followed by a rotating core curriculum in their PGY III-IV, and culminating with progressive surgical autonomy and decision-making in their PGY V-VI years.

Defined rotations during the PGY I-II years include:

  • Plastic Surgery
  • ENT/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Transplantation Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Emergency/Trauma Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery/Intensive Care Unit (CICU)
  • Dermatology
  • Burn ICU and surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

PGY III - VI years feature distinct goals to prepare our residents for their concentrated training in plastic surgery with a rotating curriculum of core plastic surgery rotations including a Craniofacial Surgery block, a Hand and Mohs reconstructive block, a Comprehensive block, and a general plastic and hand surgery 3-month block spent at Kaiser.

During the PGY V and VI years, the residents develop increasing autonomy in patient management, selection, and operative performance culminating in their chief years in which they manage the Loma Linda and Riverside University Health services.

Thank you for your interest in our program, please feel free to contact us with any questions.