Plastic Surgery Residency
The educational goal of the Department of Plastic Surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center is to provide the residents with broad and vast exposure to the various plastic and reconstructive surgery areas.
The residency program is designed to educate and train residents broadly in both the art and science of plastic surgery.
Specifically, the training in the specialty of plastic surgery will include the resection, repair, replacement, reconstruction, and restoration of form and function of the integument and its underlying anatomic systems, including the craniofacial structures, the oropharynx, the trunk, the upper/lower extremities, the breast, and the perineum.
The learning experience will include vast exposure to aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery of all structures. In-depth knowledge and skill in the design and transfer of flaps, transplantation of tissues, and replantation of structures will be developed. Training will also include skill in excisional surgery, management of complex wounds, and the use of alloplastic materials.
The residents will have hands-on experience in a graduated and progressive manner.
The acquired experience will be a combination of initial patient evaluation in an office and clinical setting, including participation in the discussion of the diagnosis, treatment plans, alternatives, and risks.
Preoperative detailed assessment as to suitability and preparation for surgery will be part of the education.
The residents will also be expected to participate in follow-up care and to learn about the outcomes of surgery.