Introduction of medical and osteopathic students to plastic surgery is highly inconsistent, since 87 programs recognized by the ACGME (47 MD programs and 40 DO programs) do not have plastic surgery training programs at their respective institutions. Although the ideal solution would be to offer plastic surgery training programs at every eligible institution, so that all students have equal opportunity for education in our specialty, it is much more realistic that each of you to reach out to those institutions in your home areas and offer education and mentorship to those students who do not have this opportunity.
To facilitate this, we have developed the following spreadsheet and identified "Sister Institutions" to those programs in designated regions that do not have plastic surgery training programs ("Orphaned Programs"). The spreadsheet can be downloaded and reviewed clicking the button below.
If you have an update to the spreadsheet please use the link below to submit your updated information and we will update the spreadsheet accordingly.