Integrated Residency Program

As a plastic surgery resident at UVA’s School of Medicine, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management of each patient. Working with an attending, you’ll be encouraged to form and execute treatment plans as part of your training.

Two residents are accepted each year. This program is truly integrated; each rotation during the first three years is selected in order to provide the best possible foundation on which to build an education in plastic surgery. The Department of Plastic Surgery, Maxillofacial and Oral Health considers all applicants to its integrated program.

You’ll be trained in aspects of plastic surgery that include:

  • Thermal injury
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Microvascular reconstruction
  • Oncologic reconstruction
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Craniofacial trauma
  • Hand surgery
  • Pediatric plastic surgery
  • Cleft palette surgery
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Aesthetic surgery

You’ll train as an apprentice. During each rotation, you’ll be assigned to an attending and participate in all patient care within that attending’s scope of practice.

In their final year of training, chief residents are given opportunities for independent growth. These opportunities include:

  • Educating medical students
  • Leading inpatient service
  • More clinical independence


Our program has had many residents throughout the years. Learn more about our current or past residents for the Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program.