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Raleigh White Plastic Surgery Interest Group


Rachel Hohlt
Program Coordinator
Phone: 979.436.0243

Donna Shipp
Coordinator, Student Services
Phone: 254.724.3898

Raleigh White Plastic Surgery Interest Group


The gola of the Raleigh White Plastic Surgery Interest Group is to provide exposure for students early in their medical education to plastic and reconstructive surgery. We want to impart fundamental knowledge about plastic surgery, which includes craniofacial, hand, microsurgery and aesthetics. We also hope to dispel any stereotypes or misconceptions about the field. We will facilitate interactions between students, residents and faculty in order to create opportunities for research. We will also strive to provide a comprehensive overview on how to obtain a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery.


To be the most informative resource for medical students in providing knowledge and exposure to the diversity of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Join the Plastic Surgery Residency Interest Group on Facebook to connect and interact with other students, as well as share information and advice.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery residency programs provide two different pathways for training: integrated versus independent programs. Although they may differ in some aspects, the main concept is the same - to offer and provide general surgical knowledge and training (prerequisite training), as well as training in the realm of plastic and reconstructive surgery (requisite training).

  • Integrated
    As part of an integrated program, students train for six or seven years under the Department of Plastic Surgery. Students receive exposure to general surgery and learn the basic concepts and management of surgical patients and surgical techniques, as well as knowledge about plastic surgery. Students complete both prerequisite and requisite training within their plastic surgery residency program.
  • Independent
    As part of an independent program, students train five years under a general surgery residency program. After completion of training in general surgery, they then train two to three years in plastic surgery. Students thus complete prerequisite training outside the plastic surgery residency program. Other students eligible for this type of program include residents who have completed training in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, urology, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.


Program Coordinator - DeeAnn Gillam

Students from other institutions who are interested in doing an away rotation at Scott and White Hospital should contact DeeAnn Gillam



Texas A&M Health Science Center at Scott & White Hospital - Residency Program