Integrated Residency Program
The Medical College of Wisconsin Plastic Surgery Residency Program is part of the Department of Plastic Surgery. It was one of the firsts accredited integrated programs, and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. It is a six year program with 17 full time faculty including 15 surgeons, two rehabilitation psychologists, and several adjunct community surgeons.
Trainees are exposed to a vast array of clinical pathology, patient populations, and case complexity. Decision-making, clinical care, and surgical experience are gained through graduated autonomy, ultimately preparing our residents to enter academic or private practice careers or proceed on to fellowship pursuits.
Residents spend 3 months on the Plastic Surgery service their first year and 6 months their second year. They also have rotations in Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, and Orthopaedic Trauma. The remaining months are spent with the Surgery Department in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care, Surgical Oncology, Breast and Endocrine Surgery, and Transplant Surgery. Residents also attend a Plastic Surgery Intern Boot Camp and are included in the Plastic Surgery labs and didactics during these years.
Residents spend most of their third and fourth years on the Plastic Surgery, Hand, and Facial Trauma services, but also rotate with Dermatologic Surgery and Oculoplastic Surgery. Fourth year residents have a 2-month aesthetic rotation.
Residents rotate every 3 months between the Plastic Surgery and Craniofacial services.
Residents rotate every 2 months between Froedtert Hospital and the Milwaukee VA, serving as the administrative chief while at Froedtert Hospital. They also have a 1-month aesthetic rotation. In addition, sixth year residents have their own weekly cosmetic clinic for 6 months where they see pre- and post-operative patients and perform injections and surgeries with supervision from faculty members of their choice.
All applications must go through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants will not be considered for an interview until all the required information has been received. Selected applicants will receive an email invitation to interview in Milwaukee in December or January of each year. Interviews take place in the departmental offices. Interviews typically begin at 7 a.m. and conclude around 4:30 p.m.
Please send any questions regarding the residency application process to our Residency Program Coordinator, Ashley Schamerhorn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reasons to live in Milwaukee
The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, located in Menomonee Falls, is a community-based 202-bed hospital with access to a large academic center.
One of the nation’s top pediatric facilities, Children’s Wisconsin is the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children.
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center is one of the busiest and most comprehensive centers operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Tosa Health Center
Tosa Health Center, located in Wauwatosa, provides primary care, specialty care, and diagnostic services.
Please send any questions regarding the residency application process to our Residency Program Coordinator, Ashley Schamerhorn.