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About the Program

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Program Goals

The goal of the Plastic Surgery faculty is to offer the highest quality training in Plastic Surgery that can be provided. We strive to continually improve the program to assure that we provide the tools for our graduates to succeed in either private practice or in academia. We hope to attract individuals that are intelligent, hardworking, responsible and creative in that the quality of any training program is related to the quality of individual it attracts. Probably most importantly, we want everyone involved in the program to have fun and enjoy our rigorous, top quality program.

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Program Mission

The mission of the program is to develop well-trained comprehensive plastic surgeons, who are excellent and compassionate clinicians, and will be leaders in patient care while contributing to the specialty.

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Program Aims

The University of Iowa Plastic Surgery Program aims to train future surgeons in providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary care, providing the breadth and depth of training necessary for independent specialty practice, be recognized nationally for standard of excellence in clinical care and education, contribute high-quality academic research in the field of plastic surgery, cultivate future healthcare leaders for our communities, improve the health and wellbeing of our communities, and provide cutting edge patient care, advancing the practice of plastic surgery.