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.
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.