Plastic Surgery Residency Program

The Residency Program in Plastic Surgery at the University of Alberta is five years in length and starts in the Surgical Foundations Program. The hospitals associated with the program treat a broad spectrum of plastic surgery patients including large volumes of general trauma, acute and reconstructive hand surgery, burn surgery and virtually all aspects of facial trauma. Acute and reconstructive microsurgical experience is offered at the University and Royal Alexandra Hospitals. High intensity plastic surgical cases are centered primarily at the University of Alberta Hospital, and to some extent, also at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. The vast majority of low intensity inpatient and outpatient elective plastic surgery in the City is done at the Misericordia Hospital, on a daily basis.

Program Highlights

  • At the discretion of the Program Director, international and interprovincial electives are possible
  • There are no mandatory rural rotations
  • All major areas of plastic surgery are well covered by Fellowship trained surgeons
  • Established outpatient clinics in brachial plexus and congenital hand clinic, hand surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, general plastic surgery, and burn surgery are available for resident participation and teaching purposes
  • The iRSM Unit at the Misericordia Hospital offers experience in the use of osseointegrated implants and maxillofacial prosthetics

Why Choose UAlberta for the Plastic Surgery Residency Program

  • This program is a fully accredited Royal College Program.
  • The ratio of residents to faculty is 1:1.
  • Clinical exposure is abundant.

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For further information on the program please see the CaRMS website.