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Welcome students!

Headshot of Cathy TangThank you for your interest in our program. We are so excited to show you all the incredible facets our residency program has to offer. There are several opportunities for students to get involved.

For early medical students, we offer clinical shadowing opportunities with our faculty and research project opportunities with both faculty and residents. In addition, interested students are welcome to attend our research clubs, grand rounds, didactic lectures and journal clubs.

We also offer a one year research fellow position with our Center for Tissue Engineering under the direction of Dr. Alan Widgerow, where you can participate in translational projects ranging from wound healing, adipocyte derived stem cells, technology and education.

Third year medical students at UCI can rotate through plastic surgery on their surgery elective. For rising fourth year medical students, we offer a 2 or 4 week visiting student rotation, where you can truly get to know the UCI family, see what it is like to be a resident training here, and witness the large breadth of patients, pathologies, and treatments we offer here. Application for the visiting student rotation is through VLSO. For more information and criteria, please visit the Away Rotations page. We are also pleased to announce the “Home Away From Home” mentorship scholarship award for visiting students from HBCUs or from programs without a home plastic surgery program. Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!

Dr. Cathy Tang
Associate Program Director
Director of Medical Student Clerkships