Education and Training
The Division of Plastic Surgery has an active role in the education of medical students and residents at UConn Health.
Plastic surgery is an integral part of the General Surgery Residency Program at UConn. Residents in general surgery rotate on the service, with experiences taking place in PGY1, PGY2, PGY3, and PGY5. Graded responsibilities are given to the trainees, with active participation in a broad range of plastic surgical procedures.
Clinical and didactic teaching of medical students occurs during their clinical clerkships in years 3 and 4. On occasion, medical students are allowed to gain informal clinical exposure during earlier years. There is also an opportunity for a fourth year elective rotation in plastic surgery.
Plastic surgeons participate in educational conferences for the surgical residents, including grand rounds and morbidity and mortality, and provide recurring medical student lectures.