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Plastic Surgery Position Availability: Questionnaire Results

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1. Total Number of residency positions approved by RRC to complete plastic surgery program each year.
a) Number of residents completing independent program.
b) Number of residents completing integrated program.
2. Total number of positions available to start July 1, 2002 at PGY-1 level using NRMP match.
a) Number of positions available at PGY-1 level in core surgery with intent to enter plastic surgery at same institution upon completion of three years core surgery.
b) NRMP core surgery match number

Medical students who enter a PGY-1 position in core surgery (2a) will complete three years of general surgery under the supervision of the Chair of the department of surgery. Upon successful completion of these three years of core surgery, the resident may have the opportunity to stay in the same institution to complete the plastic surgery residency under the supervision of the chief of plastic surgery (independent program - combined model).


3. Number of positions available at PGY-1 level in integrated plastic surgery program.
a) NRMP integrated program match number

Medical students who enter the integrated plastic surgery residency will complete the residency at same institution under the supervision of the chief of plastic surgery (integrated plastic surgery residency).


4. Total number of positions available in independent programs using the plastic surgery match, May 16, 2002, to start July 1, 2003.
a) Plastic surgery match number

Residents who complete three years of core surgery without a specific commitment to stay at the same institution for their plastic surgery residency (independent plastic surgery program combined model) will have the opportunity to apply for independent plastic surgery residency positions through the plastic surgery match (see 3). The plastic surgery match is held in the spring of each year and includes general surgery residents who will have a minimum of three years of surgery at the time of entry into the plastic surgery residency or who have completed a residency in other surgical subspecialties (otolaryngology, orthopedics, neurosurgery) or who have a DDS/MD degree and have completed an oral surgery residency which includes two years of core surgery training.

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