Plastic & Reconstruction Surgery (SUR 825)
Required for Medical Students
Course Director: R. Michael Johnson, M.D.
The student will act as an intern, involved in the preoperative evaluation, intraoperative care and postoperative follow-up of patiens on the plastic surgery panel. The student may be asked to participate in emergency evaluation and care of patients. Attendance at weekly plastic surgery education conference is required.
Time & Location
August-May for two to four weeks at Miami Valley Hospital, Kettering Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital. Lead time to Drop/Add elective is one month.
Completion of Year III. The course is only open to Boonshoft School of Medicine Students.
After this plastic surgery rotation, the student should be able to evaluate and manage patients requiring breast reconstruction, hand surgery and microsurgery, in addition to general plastic surgery. The student will also be expected to suture wounds properly and understand the nature of complicated wound care. The student will be able to evaluate and manage acute burn injuries as well as burn patients requiring late reconstruction.
The student will learn from direct interaction and discussion of relevant cases with the attending physician. Research participation is encouraged.
Evaluation is based on the student's initiative, overall clinical performance and demonstrated knowledge. Grade: Honors/Pass/Fail.
Fourth Year Elective
A fourth year elective can be arranged for Boonshoft School of Medicine students. See the MS-IV required SUR 850 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Course for a general description of expectations or the current Biennium II Electives Catalog for specifics.