A separate isolated research experience is not included in the plastic surgery curriculum. However, each resident is required to present a research paper at a national, regional or local scientific meeting each year. Research activities are coordinated through our Research Committee. The committee meets annually to review the projects with the residents and to direct the research effort. Research projects may also be developed with the Bioengineering Department of the University of Akron. Microsurgical facilities are available at Summa Health System, and NEOMED.