Plastic and reconstructive surgery is one of medicine's most innovative, dynamic and creative specialties. A plastic surgeon works with patients young and old, dealing with the repair and reconstruction of physical defects of form and function. Plastic surgeons routinely manipulate the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast, trunk, and external genitalia to generate optimal surgical and clinical outcomes. Through adopting this method of surgical intervention, a plastic surgeon not only improves undesirable qualities involving normal anatomy but also improves quality of life for several patients. Plastic surgeons excel in the realm of designing and applying surgical grafts, flaps, free tissue transfers and implantations. Competence in the management of complex wounds, implantable materials, and tumor resections is additionally central to this surgical art and science.
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Average hours worked per week: 52
Median Salary: $452,579
For Plastic Surgery-Integrated Residency:
Mean USMLE Step 1 Score: 244
Mean USMLE Step 2 Score: 249
Total Residency Length: 6 years
Al Valmadrid (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Patrick Keller (email@example.com)
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