College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Plastic Surgery ProMedica 4 Weeks

Title of Clerkship: Plastic Surgery 

Elective Type: Fourth year elective

Department: Surgery

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Flower Hospital primary (Also, St. Lukes, Toledo Hospital, Regency)

Course Number: PSRG 713

Blocks available: All

Number of students per block: 1-2 

Faculty: Peter Koltz, M.D.

Elective Description/Requirements:
The focus will be to develop a more sophisticated understanding of basic and clinical sciences as they pertain to reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures. Evaluation of pre and post operative management of the plastic surgery patient.  For students pursuing Plastic Surgery as a career.

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. Perform and document a proficient surgical history and physical examination with pertinent findings. 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. Acquire basic procedure by demonstrating tissue handling technique, suturing technique, and skin closure. EPOs: PC-6
  4. 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
  5. Accurately present the key steps of cosmetic procedures. EPOs: PC-6, MK-7
  6. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate a tissue defect and formulate a reconstructive plan. EPOs: PC-8, PC-10
  7. 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
  8. 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: 1/22/23