On their months on plastic surgery with an assigned attending, residents are exposed to all areas of Plastic Surgery including breast surgery, facial fractures, facial aesthetic surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, hand surgery, wound management, burn surgery and reconstructive surgery following traumatic injury and cancer resection.
Residents also rotate with other surgical specialties to broaden their scope of skills and pertinent knowledge. These rotations are listed below; each are 1 month long unless otherwise stated.
First Year: Trauma, Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery (including Transplant Surgery) (3 months), Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Burn/Plastics (4 months).
Second Year: Mentor Month (2 months) Research, Burn/Plastics (2 months), Vascular Surgery, Breast/Onc Surgery, General Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (2 weeks), Dermatology (2 weeks), Night Float.
Third Year: Burn/Plastics, Research (2 months), Surgical ICU, Night Float (2 months), ENT, Mentor Month (5 months).
Fourth Year: Mentor Months (9 months), Night Float (2 months), Pediatric Plastic Surgery rotation in Chicago (either end of 4th year or beginning of 5th year).
Fifth Year: Mentor Months (11 months), Night Float.
Sixth Year: Mentor Months (12 months).