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Years 1-3

The first three years of training provide exposure to Plastic Surgery and the specialties with which we work. The first three years have been designed to provide an optimized exposure to aspects of General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Breast Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care, Burn Surgery, Anesthesia, Orthopedic Surgery, Dermatology, and Emergency Medicine.  We also have rotations in Hand Surgery, Oculoplastic Surgery and Head & Neck Surgery.

The first year of training includes four months on the Plastic Surgery Service. The second year includes five months on the Plastic Surgery Services and the third year of training include nine months on the Plastic Surgery Services.

PGY-1 Rotations

Plastics Plastics Plastics Plastics Ortho ER
Colorectal Vascular Surgical Oncology General Surgery Nights Transplant General Surgery

PGY-2 Rotations

Plastics Plastics Plastics Plastics Acute Care Surgery Pediatric Surgery
CTICU SICU UNC Burn Anesthesia Derm Endocrine

PGY-3 Rotations

CMF Peds/
Plastics
CMF Peds/
​Plastics
CMF Peds/
​Plastics
CMF Peds/
​Plastics
Plastics Plastics
Plastics Hand Head & Neck Breast Surg
Duke Raleigh
Oculo-
Plastics
Trauma Nights

Year 4

  • Four months as the senior consult resident at the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Four months at Duke Raleigh Hospital with exposure to breast reconstruction, breast microsurgery, breast aesthetics, and transgender surgery
  • Four months as the senior resident on the Duke North Reconstructive Service University

PGY-4 Rotations

Plastics Plastics Plastics Plastics Plastics
Durham VA
Plastics
Durham VA
Plastics
Durham VA
Plastics
Durham VA
Plastics
Duke Raleigh
Plastics
Duke Raleigh
Plastics
Duke Raleigh
Plastics
Duke Raleigh

Year 5

  • Three months in an immersive Duke hand service rotation
  • Four months as the Chief resident on the Pediatric and CMF Trauma Service
  • One month as the Chief resident on the Duke North Reconstructive Service
  • A one-month elective rotation for residents to design a unique internal rotation, visit outside programs or global health/mission trip
  • A one-month Duke Oculoplastic Surgery rotation as a senior level resident
  • A two-month research experience to work on basic science or clinical research interests

PGY-5 Rotations

CMF Peds/
Plastics
CMF Peds/
​Plastics
CMF Peds/
​Plastics
CMF Peds/
​Plastics
Plastics Hand
Hand Hand Oculo-
Plastics
Elective Research Research

Year 6

  • Three months as the Chief Resident on the Duke North Reconstructive Service
  • Four months rotation as the Chief Resident at the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Four months as the Chief Resident on the aesthetic service which will include a rotation to work with Dr. Rosenfeld in California.
  • A one-month elective rotation for the Chief residents to design a unique internal rotation, visit outside programs or global health/mission trip

PGY-6 Rotations

Plastics Plastics Plastics Plastics
Durham VA
Plastics
Durham VA
Plastics
Durham VA
Plastics
Durham VA
Duke
Aesthetics
Duke 
Aesthetics
Duke 
Aesthetics
Duke 
Aesthetics
Elective