Faculty are present in-house at all times for surgical cases. On call
faculty are immediately available by beeper or phone 24-hours daily.
All faculty are present at all times during outpatient office periods
assigned to them.
During scheduled operating room time, a faculty member is in the
operating room suite. All cases seen for emergency care are discussed
with the faculty member.
B. Working Hours
The residents' alternate first call every third night so as to assure
time off and a full 24-hour period off each week. They are backed up by
a senior resident who can also assure adequate rest for the junior
residents. Finally, a faculty member is always on call to back up the
residents. We strictly adhere to the 80-hour work rule.
A. Resident Evaluation
All of the residents are evaluated by all of the faculty at the end of each rotation.
B. Faculty Evaluation
Residents are asked to complete faculty evaluations after each
rotation. These are submitted anonymously in a web-based system and
collated by the housestaff office to preserve anonymity. Dr. Phillips
uses these to evaluate the faculty on a yearly basis and counsels them,
as needed. This has resulted in greater conference attendance and call
and coverage changes at Shriners Burns Institute.
C. Internal Evaluation of the Program
The entire division (faculty, residents and research staff) yearly
meets for an evaluation of the program in terms of clinical, research,
and educational productivity. This has resulted in addition/deletion of
conferences topics, changed call arrangements, and greater interchange
with laboratory staff on a regular basis.
In addition, the goals and objectives of the Residency Program are to
provide a wide range of educational opportunities to those trainees
pursuing Board qualification in the field of Plastic Surgery and to
provide teaching in the field of Plastic surgery to medical students,
graduate students in other specialties, and post graduate practicing
physicians. Specific objectives to reach these overall goals include:
- the residents in Plastic Surgery are able to demonstrate at
the end of their educational period that they are accomplished surgeons;
- that they are able to demonstrate that they have the proper educational information by performance on In-service Examinations;
- that they are able to demonstrate the basic skills in a
research laboratory and have the ability to formulate a research plan;
- that they have been evaluated by the faculty and staff and have satisfied that they are ethical and moral physicians.