Most Plastic Surgeons, after medical school, undergo a five year residency in General Surgery and then enter a highly competitive two or three year Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery residency. This is over seven years of demanding surgical training which is vital to becoming a qualified Plastic Surgeon. After medical school, Dr. Almonte completed an Osteopathic Internship of one year, an intense General Surgery residency of five years, followed by a one-year fellowship in Hand Surgery, concluding with a two-year residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. In all he completed nine years of highly specialized training. Upon completion of the plastic surgery training, Dr. Almonte completed extensive written, oral, and clinical certification exams and became Board Certified in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, which is governed by the American Osteopathic Association. You can confirm Dr. Almonte’s Board Certification by visiting doctorsthatdo.org.