College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Plastic Surgery St.Luke's/Flower Hospital

Title of Clerkship: Plastic Surgery 

Elective Type: Third year elective

Department: Surgery

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Flower Hospital primary (may also operate at Toledo Hospital, St. Lukes, Regency)

Course Number: PSRG 761

Blocks available: All

Number of students per block: 1

Faculty: Peter Koltz, M.D.

Elective Description/Requirements:
The focus will be to develop a basic understanding of the clinical sciences as they pertain to reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures. Evaluation of pre and post operative management of the plastic surgery patient.   Students with an interest in Plastic Surgery as a career preferred.

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Links to Educational Program Objectives/Educational Course Objectives: At the end of the rotation the student will be able to:

  1. Obtain and document a surgical history and physical examination. EPOs: IPC-1, IPC-2, PC-1, PC-3, PC-2, PC-4
  2. Identify and explain the indications for cosmetic surgical procedures. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, MK-4, MK-7
  3. Apply principles of the basic science of wound management, including performing debridement and dressing changes. EPOs: PC-6, PC-8, PC-9, PC-10, MK-7
  4. Accurately present the key steps of cosmetic procedures. EPOs: PC-6, MK-7
  5. Identify the important anatomic findings related to the various normal and pathologic conditions encountered on the service. EPOs: PC-2, PC-3, PC-7, PC-8, MK-1, MK-2, MK-7
  6. Implement a plan for postoperative pain management and the pharmacology of commonly used narcotic conditions encountered on the service. EPOs: PC-8, MK-6

UT/COMLS students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Educational Program Objectives and the current Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Interpretation of lab data
  2. Diagnostic tests-use/interpretation
  3. Small group discussion
  4. Case studies
  5. Ambulatory care experience
  6. Grand Rounds
  7. Teaching rounds
  8. Residency program/department conferences

Evaluation methods Employed:

  1. Clinical competency evaluations
  2. Faculty/Resident observation
  3. Professional assessments
  4. Attendance
  5. Case write up

Prerequisites: Successful completion of required Surgery clerkship.

Clerkship Director: Stephanie Pannell, M.D.

Clerkship Coordinator: Claudia Davis
Phone Number: 419.383.3580

Special Requirements:
Rotation requires approval from clerkship director through the coordinator.  Participation in night call is recommended because many cases come in after hours.  A call schedule may be arranged per individual faculty member.

Approved ECC
June 2021

Last Updated: 7/15/24