The training program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is dedicated to providing fundamental training in all aspects of Plastic Surgery, including major reconstruction, breast reconstruction, aesthetic and laser surgery, microsurgery, and hand surgery. The training program is built upon a foundation of anatomy training, didactic lectures, and operative experience designed to teach the conceptual basis of plastic surgery in addition to specific surgical techniques. This design has been created in order to build a solid foundation for future academic or private practice, and to provide the skills necessary to successfully complete the certification requirements of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Our Independent training program was founded in 1988, graduating its first class of residents in 1990. Since then, it has continued to grow and produce quality residents. In addition, our program has recently grown to include an Integrated training program, which gained accreditation in 2018 and will graduate its first integrated resident in 2023.
Our surgical experience includes rotations at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, and Boston Children's Hospital. This rotating experience allows residents to learn from a multitude of attending surgeons in a diversity of practice environments.
In addition, the resident is afforded the opportunity for both basic science and clinical research experience during the residency. This is done with the intention that the resident be able to pursue an academic or research oriented career following training or, if the individual chooses, to pursue a private practice career and be able to approach his or her profession with an inquisitive, intellectually curious attitude.
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