This is a PGY-5 or a PGY-7 rotation intended to give all residents a three-month plastic surgery experience. The second-year rotation at the Moses campus exposes the senior residents to their own patients in the clinic population that provides a broad range of reconstructive patients, as well as a strong source of aesthetic, hand, and craniofacial plastic surgery cases of all varieties.
The goals of the rotation are for the residents:
To demonstrate the proper evaluation of the plastic surgery patient and teach these techniques to their junior resident, rotating residents, and students.
To demonstrate the proper management of plastic surgery patients on the wards.
To demonstrate the proper management of the post-operative patient.
To assist and perform plastic surgery procedures appropriate for level of training.
At the conclusion of the rotation, residents should show senior-level competence and expertise in plastic surgery procedures such as:
Congenital defects of the head and neck, including clefts of the lip and palate, and craniofacial surgery.
Neoplasms of the head and neck, including the oropharynx, and the importance of endoscopy in the management of these cases.
Craniomaxillofacial trauma, including fractures.
Aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery of the head and neck, trunk, and extremities.
Plastic surgery of the breast.
Surgery of the hand/upper extremities.
Plastic surgery of the lower extremities.
Plastic surgery of congenital and acquired defects of the trunk and genitalia.
Burn management, acute and reconstructive.
Microsurgical techniques applicable to plastic surgery.
Reconstruction by tissue transfer, including flaps and grafts.
Surgery of benign and malignant lesions of the skin and soft tissues.