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Residents' Manual

Welcome to the McMaster University Division of Plastic Surgery. Below is an overview of the services we provide.

The division includes 14 plastic surgeons who are based at the two main teaching hospitals: Hamilton Health Sciences, a four-site acute care teaching hospital that is Ontario’s largest comprehensive provider of health services and St. Joseph's Hospital, another major teaching hospital situated in Hamilton.

We provide care to the Hamilton-Wentworth region and to a large part of the Central-West region of Ontario with a catchment area of approximately two million people.

Our plastic surgeons provide expertise in all aspects of plastic surgery including hand surgery, breast surgery, burn surgery at the Hamilton General Regional Burn Unit, craniofacial surgery at the McMaster University Centre, cleft lip and palate surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital and McMaster University Centre, and head and neck reconstruction at St. Joseph's Hospital. Cosmetic Surgery takes place in both institutions as well as in private cosmetic clinics run by members of our division.

Our Division has a dedicated microsurgery laboratory for basic science projects and we provide a mandatory one week microsurgical course to all our trainees.

The main strengths of our division are the large volume of clinical material covering the broad spectrum of plastic surgery, as well as the sub-specialization and academic training of our members.

The McMaster philosophy of problem based and self -directed learning has gained world-wide acceptance over the last 30 years and this has influenced our program as well. The proximity with the world renown McMaster Department of Epidemiology offers us unlimited potential for future collaborative projects in population studies.

Our division has direct involvement with the McMaster Surgical Outcomes Research Centre and with the Center for Minimal Access Surgery based at St. Joseph's Hospital.

We welcome you to our website. This residency manual contains the information you need to know during your residency here in Plastic Surgery.

Goals and Objectives

1. Overview

2. Plastic Surgery Rotations

3. Off-Service Rotations

CanMEDS Evaluation Templates

1. Grand Rounds

2. Journal Club

3. Disclosure of Conflict of Interest


1. Evaluation Policy

2. Guidelines for Appeal

3. Terms of Reference Appeal Review Board

4. Terms of Reference Education Advisory Board

STACERS & Communication Evaluations


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