William Bruce, MD

Resident Physician
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    About me



    Education & training

    Plastic Surgery Resident Physician
    Medical School
    Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago
    Undergraduate Degree
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Resident Graduation Year
    Plainfield, Illinois
    Why they chose SIU

    My interview at SIU was my first experience with the team here, and it proved to be exactly the right mix of what I wanted in a program. There is more than enough support so that no person ever feels lost, and the people here completely subvert the competitive/"prove your worth daily" mentality many surgical residencies are known for. The residents immediately welcomed me like family, and the attendings are devoted to teaching and mentorship. After realizing I loved the environment, I took a deeper look and noticed new training facilities, skills/micro/sim labs, and research labs that are fully staffed and heavily utilized by the residents. I saw the widely varied case load, the well structured resident didactics with excellent attending support, and the close relationships with the other surgical departments at SIU. I saw a group of people that I knew I would enjoy learning from and working with for years. I fell in love with the town, the people, and the program, and I am honestly lucky to have the opportunity to train here. 



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