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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Education and training

Training at SickKids

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is one of the busiest departments at SickKids caring for chronic and acute conditions to the most complex patients with musculoskeletal disease.

In addition to patient care, we are an active teaching center associated with training some of the best and brightest students from the University of Toronto and around the world. Resident doctors training to become plastic and reconstructive surgeons spend time on rotation at SickKids. In addition, each year, we train four to six fellows (qualified surgeons) from all points of the globe who are interested in pediatric sub-specialization. Finally, between 80 to 100 visiting surgeons and students visit our unit each year.

We believe that interdisciplinary care, collaborative research and valuable teaching will give fellows the skills required to undertake the most important issues in children's musculoskeletal disease.

The Division offers education and learning opportunities for fellowships, residency and observerships

See U of T Plastic Surgery for more.

Training Events

The Division hosts the Paediatric Hand Study Group, a meeting where approximately 50-100 paediatric hand surgeons and therapists from across North America cover topics encompassing the breadth of surgery and therapy related to pediatric hand conditions. 

Visit again soon for upcoming events as well as conferences supported by the SickKids Learning Institute.

Research opportunities

Our Division supports active research and training programs for undergraduate, graduate, and post doctoral fellows. Medical students who have a strong interest research and/or a career as a clinician-scientist should consult with our Division Faculty and consider applying to the University of Toronto's Comprehensive Research for Medical Students (CREMS)

During June to August, our Division participates in the Perioperative Summer Studentship program. This is a structured summer research program for undergraduate and medical students.

For further information on research opportunities, including our summer research program in the Division, please contact our Clinical Research Manager, Emily Ho