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Medical Student Electives: Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Brief Description

Clinically oriented, patient exposure, working one-to-one with a plastic surgeon.


The student will be exposed to a wide range of clinical situations involving common disorders in plastic reconstruction and hand surgery, and will participate in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients.

Learning Experience

Emphasis will be placed on clinical skills and direct patient contact. Basic surgical skills will be taught in the operating room and in the surgical laboratory and operating under supervision will be encouraged. The full range of plastic surgery problems, including hand surgery, cosmetic, congenital anomalies, and reconstructive surgery will be experienced. The experience is designed for students planning a career in any surgical discipline including plastic surgery.


Informal and continuous.


Continuous and informal without an examination.


Given all year for one month. Maximum number of fourth year students per month: One. Housing is provided when available, with the exception of the months of January, June, and July. A VEHICLE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS ELECTIVE. Four week electives are recommended.


Members of the Attending Staff.