University of Nebraska Medical Center

Integrated Residency Program

The six-year integrated program trains residents in the full spectrum of plastic surgery and provides them with the tools to both collaborate with other surgical subspecialists and pursue further fellowship training.

The initial two years involve training in plastic surgery, general surgery and surgical subspecialties aimed at providing a broad, interdisciplinary surgical exposure. This involves education in plastic surgery, as well as the related fields of anesthesiology, burn management, critical care medicine, dermatology, emergency medicine, general surgery, neurosurgery, oculoplastic surgery, oncologic surgery, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, pediatric surgery, thoracic surgery, transplant surgery, trauma management, urology and vascular surgery.

The training lays the foundation for attaining broad surgical knowledge before four years of concentrated plastic surgery training, which includes one year of chief resident responsibility. During these years, residents complete rotations in acute plastic surgery, burn/wound, head and neck/craniofacial and aesthetic surgery.

We offer one categorical position for training in plastic surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. We welcome foreign medical graduates to apply. For more information, please read through the international graduate criteria.

Applicants must submit all necessary materials via the Plastic Surgery Common Application by November 1. Applications received after that date will not be accepted. Please do not fax, e-mail, or mail application materials unless specifically requested to do so. Any materials received outside of common application will not be considered. 

  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one from a plastic surgeon
  • Graduation from medical school within the last five years
  • Activity in clinical medicine within the past five years
  • Clinical experience in the United States
  • First time passage of USMLE Step 1 and 2
Interview Process

Interview dates will be scheduled between the months of November and January. Upon acceptance of your application, you will be contacted by the program coordinator to schedule an interview. The final applications will be evaluated by the plastic surgery core faculty and ranked and submitted to the National Resident Matching Program.

Rotate with Us
  • Medical students: The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine posts senior/final level of medical school elective opportunities in the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities program application service.
  • Independent program requests: All requests must be submitted with no less than three months prior to the requested time to the program coordinator.
  • All elective rotation requests are handled on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability. Requesting residents and students are responsible for their own travel expenses, meals, housing, licensing, etc. Resident rotators from other institutions will require a program letter of agreement.