Mayo Clinic Arizona's three-year Plastic Surgery Residency Program provides training in all aspects of this surgical specialty, including:
- Acute soft tissue and maxillofacial trauma
- Cleft lip, cleft palate and other congenital anomalies
- Cosmetic Surgery
- General Reconstructive Surgery
- Hand Surgery
- Laser Surgery
- Major craniofacial and maxillofacial deformities
- Major tumors of the head and neck (including the skull base and intracranial areas)
- Basic Research/Science
- Oral Surgery
- Ortho Trauma
- ENT/Head and Neck Surgery
- Oculoplastic Surgery
Rotations occur at Mayo Clinic (Phoenix), St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center (Phoenix), Maricopa Medical Center (Phoenix), Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center, Scottsdale Healthcare, Mayo Clinic (Rochester), and Phoenix Children''s Hospital (Phoenix)
Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, a journal club and one-on-on instruction are integral parts of the program. All residents and faculty will be required to attend the plastic surgery grand rounds, plastic surgery research meeting, morbidity and mortality, journal club, and the surgical indications conference.
Mayo offers outstanding opportunities for you to conduct basic scientific or clinical research. Scholarly activity is recognized as an integral part of the residency for the faculty and residents. A Plastic Surgery Research Conference currently meets every other month. Plastic Surgery residents are required to attend this conference, which facilitates the process and development of clinical research, primarily, as a collaborative effort between the faculty and residents. Potential research projects are discussed. Current research progress reports are prepared. The fundamentals of generating research, including statistics, ethical principles, and the preparation of presentations and manuscripts, are reviewed with the faculty and residents. Each resident is expected to participate in at least one research project annually with a faculty mentor, leading to a peer-reviewed publication. Oral presentations at local, national, or international meetings are encouraged, with time away from the practice provided in accordance with Mayo Clinic policy.
Your call schedule will vary by rotation. Mayo Clinic follows the schedule recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance will be monitored carefully during the course of your training. You will be evaluated formally by your supervising faculty member after each clinical rotation. In addition, you will regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.