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Resident Experience

Plastic Surgery residents with Dr. Marcus

Diversity and Inclusion

Within Duke and our Plastic Surgery Division, residency is focused on medical education; however, we want to produce successful surgeons in the broadest sense – clinically, technically, academically, ethically, socially, and personally. This is why we have the Soft Skills curriculum and volunteer opportunities as well as Grand Rounds speakers who address broad topics, in addition to our required training.

John Biewen presents the "History of Racism and the Human Race"

Duke Plastic Surgery hosts the "Women Leaders in Surgery" panel

Resident Council

At least twice per year, each resident class sends at least one member to an evening meeting where residents discuss curriculum, organization, and rotation structure, and submit formal, unified recommendations to the faculty, who review these recommendations and improve the resident experience.

Resident Activities

Faculty and residents in the Duke Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery enjoy spending time in Durham together.

  • The division, including faculty, residents, and staff, celebrate our incoming residents at our annual resident welcome each year and enjoy a break during our holiday gathering each year.
  • Monthly journal clubs give the residents and faculty an opportunity to learn in a more relaxed social environment.
  • Visiting professor days also provide additional social time for residents to be together.

Social Events

Plastic Surgery Residents on their down time

ASPS Resident Bowl

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Visiting Professors

Duke Plastic Surgery Residents with Visiting Professor
Duke Plastic Surgery residents with Visiting Professor Mark B. Constantian, MD, and Division Chief Jeffrey Marcus, MD

Duke Surgery Virtual Tour

Join our residents as they walk through spaces across Duke University Hospital and Duke University most frequently used by residents.

Clinical Spaces

Medical Sciences Research Building 3 (MSRB 3)

Resident Lounge

Surgical Education and Activities Lab (SEAL)

Duke Medical Campus Virtual Tour

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Take a tour of the Duke Medical Campus, including Duke University Hospital, the Duke Medical Pavilion, the Duke Cancer Center, and Duke University Campus. Learn more about the hybrid operating room, the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), and the Surgery Residents' Lounge.

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Why Train at Duke

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Visit the Graduate Medical Education (GME) website to learn more about resident and fellow training opportunities at Duke Health, Duke Health's commitment to social justice and dismantling racism, and Duke Health’s response to COVID-19.

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Life in Durham

We think you’ll find everything you need for an enriching life and training experience in and around Durham, North Carolina — our home. It combines the best of a big city and a small town: the people are friendly, there’s plenty of job opportunities and things to do, and it’s affordable.

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