Students will be exposed to the different facets of plastic surgery including management of traumatic injuries involving the face and extremities, cancer reconstruction, microvascular surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, and aesthetic surgery. At the conclusion of this course, students will have attained an improved understanding of the techniques used for complex wound management and a greater perspective of plastic surgery as a specialty.
EDUCATION OBJECTIVES BY HOSPITAL
Students will be given the opportunity to rotate through three separate facilities including University Medical Center New Orleans, Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of New Orleans for exposure to the entire gamut of plastic surgery procedures. In addition, they will observe our esteemed aesthetic surgeons to ensure an adequate cosmetic surgery experience.
UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER NEW ORLEANS
Rotation objectives include management of craniomaxillofacial trauma, upper and lower extremity trauma, head and neck cancer reconstruction, reconstructive breast surgery, microsurgery, complex wound management, pressure sores, and hand and upper extremity surgery.
OCHSNER BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER
Rotation objectives include exposure to cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, lower extremity wound reconstruction, microsurgery, body contouring, and migraine surgery.
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF NEW ORLEANS
Rotation objectives include experience with cleft lip and palate, craniofacial deformities and trauma, congenital hand anomalies, vascular malformations, and pediatric trauma reconstruction.
Rotation objectives focus on cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, body, and extremities, as well as outpatient plastic surgery procedures (Botox, fillers, laser treatments).
RESPONSIBILITIES OF ROTATING STUDENTS
- Report to the Chief Resident on service
- Aid in ward management in conjunction with the plastic surgery residents
- Be present and prepared for surgical cases
- Attend weekly Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Students will be expected to give a 5 minutes case presentation prior to the conclusion of their rotation
- Commit to at least one weekend of call with the plastic surgery residents.
EVALUATION FOR ROTATING STUDENTS
A written evaluation will be completed by the Faculty Coordinator. This will also serve as a letter of recommendation. This evaluation will include input by all faculty, residents, and ancillary staff that the students have worked and interacted with during their time on service.
For more information please contact the Program Coordinator: