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Plastic Surgery

Number: (Oasis S68l) 2612

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Gampper

Available: All Rotations

Duration: 2 weeks

Report to: Chief Resident

Time to Report: 8:00 am

Place to Report: Plastic Surgery Clinic - 4th floor Davis Wing

Typical Day: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Number of students per rotation: 2

Course Description: Learner objectives: Upon completion of this unit, the student will demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

Wound Healing

Learning Objective #1: When clinically evaluating a patient with a chronic wound, the student will be able to accurately identify the factors contributing to poor wound healing in that patient.

Burn Surgery

Learning Objective #2: When presented with a burn patient, the student will accurately assess the
following three clinical issues: (1.) burn wound depth, (2.) special considerations related to the
anatomic location of the burn and (3.) recommend the appropriate treatment course.

Reconstructive Surgery

Learning Objective #3: The student will explain the differences between a pedicled and a free flap,
and describe a clinical situation in which one is more appropriate than the other for
reconstruction.

Craniofacial Surgery

Learning Objective #4: The student will conduct a mock genetic counseling session of a family with a newborn with isolated cleft palate, demonstrating comprehension of its pattern of inheritance.

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Learning Objective #5: The student will effectively distinguish between vascular malformation and
hemangioma when presented with an actual or theoretical clinical scenario.

Hand

Learning Objective #6: The student will perform the initial evaluation of a hand-injured patient,
including obtaining the relevant history, performing a complete supervised hand exam and
independently analyzing a hand radiograph.

Breast

Learning Objective #7: The student will perform the initial evaluation of a patient with macromastia
or breast cancer requesting reconstruction, including obtaining the relevant history, assessing
the grade of breast ptosis, and demonstrating comprehension of the risks of reduction.