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Independent Residency Program

The independent residency program, which is accredited by ACGME, is open to residents who have already completed a surgery residency (see Prerequisites below). This 3-year residency provides a concentrated program in plastic surgery. It is available for residents who have satisfactorily completed a formal training program (and are board admissible or certified) in general surgery, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, urology, or oral and maxillofacial surgery (the latter requiring two years of general surgery training in addition to an M.D./DDS). Successful completion of these ACGME or ADA accredited programs fulfills the prerequisite training requirement.

Residents can officially begin a plastic surgery training program (requisite training) after completion of any of these prerequisite options, which all require confirmation by the ABPS (Evaluation of Training Form with confirmation letter regarding the acceptability of the prerequisite training for the ABPS certification process).


The program is a combined program, with Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, along with several local hospitals and community practices participating to give residents experience and education.

The program accepts two residents per year. Typically, 75 people apply.

Program Goals

The goal of the independent residency program is to provide residents with a dynamic and innovative education curriculum to mentor and train residents to become leaders in the field of plastic surgery

Rotation Schedule

Download the rotation schedule.

Prerequisites

Residents who have satisfactorily completed a formal training program (and are board admissible or certified) in general surgery, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, urology or maxillofacial surgery (the latter requiring two years of general surgery training in addition to an M.D./DDS) can begin a plastic surgery training program. Successful completion of these ACGME or ADA accredited programs fulfills the prerequisite training requirement. Confirmation by the ABPS (Evaluation of Training Form) with confirmation letter regarding the acceptability of the prerequisite training for the ABPS certification process.

How to apply

Applicants to the independent program must apply through the San Francisco matching program. The faculty conducts interviews of applicants in March.

Contact information

Program director: Scott D. Lifchez, M.D.
Program coordinator: Kristin Hook
Phone number: 410-502-7381
E-mail: khook2@jhmi.edu

 
 

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