Scott & White has offered a residency in plastic surgery since 1991, producing the first graduate of the program in 1993. The program which began as an independent model was transformed to accept residents into an integrated model of training in 2010. Currently, applicants are interviewed in their 4th year of medical school. After successfully matching into the program, residents receive 6 years of training and education.
During their first 2 years of training, residents receive exposure to related medical subspecialties including Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Dermatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Surgical Oncology, ETS, General Surgery at the VA, Pediatric Surgery, SICU, Transplant, and Burn Reconstruction.
In the latter 4 years, residents are exposed to a busy and diverse plastic surgical practice that encompasses seven practicing plastic surgeons, a cosmetic surgery center, a free-standing Children’s Hospital, and one of the nation’s largest Veteran Affairs hospitals. This also includes two months of cosmetic surgery training at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.
Medical training at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center provides a unique mixture of private and academic care for patients and healthcare providers. Although over 95% of the resident’s training is performed in Temple, TX; twelve hospitals and 60 clinics comprise the Scott & White Healthcare System, the largest multispecialty practice in Texas.
The large referral system provides residents an opportunity to treat a full range of plastic surgery problems including rare maladies. Residents are expected to gain proficiency in reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, microsurgery, burn surgery, hand surgery, and craniofacial surgery.
In the final year of training, residents are provided a clinic at our Cosmetic Surgery Center where they will care for and treat their own patients with appropriate staff supervision.