The scope of the operations performed by plastic surgeons is extremely broad, so during the Plastic Surgery rotation, students will be exposed to a wide variety of surgical problems and disciplines. Plastic surgeons must possess a flexible approach that will enable them to work on a daily basis with a tremendous variety of surgical problems. The discipline requires meticulous attention to detail, sound judgment and technical expertise in performing intricate and complex procedures. Most importantly, the plastic surgeon must have creativity, curiosity, insight, and an understanding of human psychology.
Instructions for medical students
- Medical students should contact Kendra Parker, residency coordinator, the week before starting on service to make arrangements for their first day and to receive case/clinic assignments for the week. They are expected to have prepared for cases by studying the relevant anatomy and pathophysiology.
- Also contact Kendra Parker to set up a brief meeting within the first week of your rotation and a final meeting for your evaluation during the last week of your rotation with Drs. Bhavsar and Lai.
- Teaching conferences are compulsory and include Tuesday morning, 7-8 a.m. and Thursday afternoon 4:30-6 p.m. (generally held in the Resident Library in the Sutherland Institute) unless the student is required to be at core surgery conferences or exams.