Baylor Scott & White has been training plastic surgery residents since 1991. We are a large academic medical center, offering all subspecialty care. We are associated with Texas A&M University, and have a strong trainee experience, accepting 2 integrated residents yearly.
As the only level one trauma center in central Texas, residents become well-versed in the treatment of hand, lower extremity, and craniofacial trauma. The Vasicek Cancer Center provides an abundance of experience with breast, head and neck, as well as extremity reconstruction, with particular excellence in microsurgery. Residents also gain extensive congenital and pediatric experience in the freestanding McLane Children’s Hospital. In addition, residents take a leadership role while serving our veterans at one of the largest veteran’s hospitals in the nation.
Residents spend two months at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute learning from some of the most renowned cosmetic surgeons in a private practice setting. In addition, chief residents have the opportunity to run their own cosmetic clinic. During their first 2 years of training, residents receive 10 months of plastic surgery training. Residents also rotate with Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Dermatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma, Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Intensive Care, Transplant, and Burn Reconstruction. The remaining 4 years of training are dedicated plastic surgery training.
The plastic surgery residency at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center is participating as one of three plastic surgery residencies in an Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved educational innovation along with Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The residency is competency-based as opposed to a time-based training program. Under the competency-based model, plastic surgery residency is a minimum of five instead of six years, and graduation is based on attaining the ability to practice plastic surgery independently and without supervision. The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) has approved this educational innovation; therefore, graduates of the residency are eligible for fellowships and to enter the board certification process.
- A dedicated microsurgery lab with protected 1:1 training time
- Dedicated research months in PGY 1-3 years
- Funding to present at one regional and one national meeting yearly
- Cadaver labs
- Protected resident and staff-led didactics 4 days weekly
- A low cost of living with an accessible real estate market
- Close proximity to some of the nation’s largest cities including Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston
- All home facilities are within 5 minutes of each other