Plastic Surgery Residency Program



Plastic Surgery
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-0724

Academic
(409) 772-1255
(409) 772-1872 Fax

Locations
Galveston
1005 Harborside Drive, 5th Floor
Galveston, Texas 77550
(409) 772-6784

League City
2240 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.100
League City, Texas 77573
(832) 505-1800

League City - Victory Lakes Town Center, Entrance A
2660 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 1.1224
League City, Texas 77573
(832) 505-2200

Clear Lake
200 Blossom Street
Webster, Texas 77598
(832) 632-6500

Angleton-Danbury
132 East Hospital Drive
Angleton, Texas 77515
(979) 849-7721

Didactic Component

The resident begins the didactic component with an extensive orientation program. Policies are outlined. Lectures given by all the faculty encompass both basic science and clinical care (see attached). In addition, there are the regular, ongoing didactic sessions. Residents in the PGY-1 and 2 levels attend conferences which are service-specific, as well as Surgery Grand rounds (Wednesday AM), Surgery M & M (Wednesday PM) and the Saturday Medicine two year Basic Science Curriculum.

The following teaching rounds and conferences are held each week. PGY-1 and 2 residents attend these when on plastic surgery rotations. The didactic component covers all aspects of plastic surgery in a 3-year curriculum.

Shrine Reconstructive RoundsWeekly
Plastic Surgery Grand RoundsWeekly
Cleft Palate ConferenceWeekly
Burn Reconstructive ConferenceWeekly
Indications ConferenceBi-Weekly
AnatomyMonthly
Journal ClubBi-Weekly
Hands-on Workshops (varied topics)Weekly
Video ConferenceBi-Weekly
Plastic ENT Oral SurgeryMonthly
Hand ConferenceWeekly
Competency Case PresentationsQuarterly

The basic sciences are stressed as part of the new Wound Healing Center concept. Each of the Wednesday Grand Round Conferences includes Basic Science of the subject being discussed. During the four-month laboratory rotation there is an intensive basic Science Course attended by the resident. This includes a computer and statistics course as well as a methodology course in microbiology, immunology, histology, electron microscopy, and wound healing. These subjects are very much a part of the weekly Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds discussion. Dr. Huang, a part-time faculty member in private practice, attends these conferences and supervises this teaching.

In addition, conference attendance is documented and is mandatory. The conferences are given by both residents and faculty, with twice yearly resident research reports. Faculty serves as references for resident presentations, which are emphasized. Visiting faculty from our own or other institutions are invited frequently.