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Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency (Arizona)

Program description

The Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, is open to medical school graduates interested in specializing in plastic surgery. The program is six years long and offers one position each year.

In the first three years, the program emphasizes broad training in all aspects of surgery. A total of eight months of the first three years are spent on plastic surgery services at the various hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area. In addition, the plastic surgery resident has a required research rotation each year for the first three years as well as a month of neurosurgery for the first three years at Barrow Neurological Institute, which is ranked as one of the best neurology and neurosurgery care centers in the United States.

The plastic surgery resident spends time at the Arizona Burn Center (one of the busiest in the country) and with the ear-nose-throat surgeons at Mayo Clinic, making for a well-rounded, integrated curriculum that prepares trainees to become board-certified plastic surgeons. The last three years of training in plastic surgery encompass in-depth training in every aspect of the specialty.

Mayo's high faculty-to-resident ratio, large patient population, and state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and research facilities combine to create a truly integrated educational experience. The "Mayo way" of graduate medical education ensures you will have the finest teaching and the broadest patient care experience possible during a busy, hands-on residency program.

Graduates of our Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency have entered academic practice at major university hospitals and private practice. All of our plastic surgery residents have passed their written board exams, and those eligible for the oral board exam have passed that portion as well. All graduates have exceeded the minimum Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education case log requirements for graduation.


The Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


When you successfully complete the Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency, you will be eligible to take the written examination offered by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Related programs

In addition to this integrated program, Mayo Clinic offers both an independent and integrated residency at its campus in Rochester, Minnesota:

  • Dec 22, 2014
  • ART138598