Curriculum

This program offers a variety of didactic sessions. Residents are excused from clinical duties for all mandatory sessions.

Core Curriculum / M&M: Regions 

  • Chief residents select Core topics and cases for M&M.
  • Faculty Host: Rotates between Regions faculty
  • Occurrence: 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 AM
  • Resident Attendance: All residents are expected to attend, and must be excused from clinical work.  

Core Curriculum: UMN

  • Chief residents select topics from PSEN Plastic Surgery Curriculum.  
  • Faculty Host: Umar Choudry, MD
  • Occurrence: 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 AM
  • Resident Attendance: All residents are expected to attend, and must be excused from clinical work.

Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Conference: UMN

  • Faculty host selects topic/speaker. Program Coordinator assists with scheduling conference room and ordering food. 
  • Faculty host: Warren Schubert, MD
  • Occurrence: No set schedule, but there is generally one event per 2-3 months from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. 
  • Resident Attendance: All residents are expected to attend, and must be excused from clinical work.

Grand Rounds (Plastic Surgery): UMN

  • Chief residents are responsible for selecting topics and coordinating with speakers. At least one speaker should be a visiting professor.
  • Faculty host: Umar Choudry, MD
  • Occurrence: Four per academic year (quarterly), from 6 - 7 PM at University of Minnesota. Generally scheduled July, October, January, April.
  • Resident Attendance: All residents are expected to attend, and must be excused from clinical work.

Grand Rounds (Surgery): UMN

  • UMN Division Chief reviews DOS Grand Rounds schedule and selects conferences relevant to plastic surgery.
  • Faculty host: Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD
  • Occurrence: Weekly (as indicated) on Tuesdays, generally 7:30 - 8:30 AM
  • Resident Attendance: All residents on UMH rotations are expected to attend, and must be excused from clinical work.

Hand & Upper Extremity Conference: Regions

  • There is a list of 24 topics so that most relevant hand curriculum is covered every two years.

    Year 1
    Hand anatomy and exam
    Hand/soft tissue Infections
    UE Nerve Palsies/Compression Syndromes
    Rhematoid Hand
    Replants
    Congenital Hand  
    Hand tumors  
    CMC and Wrist Arthritis 
    Flexor tendons
    Finger Fractures/dislocations/PIP Injuries
    Bennet/Rolando Fracture
    Finger Tip/Nail Bed Injuries

    Year 2
    Dupuytren's
    Distal Radius
    Nerve Laceration/Repair
    Scaphoid Fractures
    Carpal Instability
    Swan neck/Boutonniere Deformity
    Game Keepers
    Finger Arthritis/Arthroplasty
    Soft Tissue Coverage Hand
    Extensor Tendon Injuries
    Trigger Finger/Dequervain's
    OT Protocols
  • Faculty Host: Christina Ward, MD
  • Occurrence: 1st Wednesday, 6:30 - 7:30 AM
  • Resident Attendance: All residents are expected to attend, and must be excused from clinical work.

Journal Club: Regions

  • Chief residents are responsible for selecting articles.
  • Faculty Host: Rotates between Regions faculty
  • Occurrence: 5th Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 AM
  • Resident Attendance: All residents are expected to attend, and must be excused from clinical work. 

Maxillofacial Trauma Cases w/ Plastics and ENT

  • Faculty presenter selects topic.
  • Faculty Host: Rotates between Regions faculty
  • Occurrence: Weekly on Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 AM
  • Resident Attendance: All residents on Regions rotations are expected to attend, and must be excused from clinical work.

M&M: UMN

  • The most senior resident on the UMN rotation is expected to submit complications weekly, and present if case is selected.
  • Faculty host: Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD
  • Occurrence: Weekly on Tuesdays, generally 7 - 7:30 AM
  • Resident Attendance: All residents on UMN rotations are expected to attend, and must be excused from clinical work.

Operative Preparation Conference: NMMC

  • Sherry Richgels, Clinical Director for Allen Van Beek, MD, assigns private practice faculty to dates based on availability. Faculty select topic. 
  • Faculty Host: Rotates between private practice faculty
  • Occurrence: 3rd Monday of the month, from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Resident Attendance: All residents are expected to attend, and must be excused from clinical work.

Orthopaedic Grand Rounds: Regions

  • As of July 2017, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery no longer has dedicated dates for combined ortho/plastics conference. They now have invited speakers, one of which will be a plastics surgeon.
  • Faculty Host: varies
  • Occurrence: TBD
  • Resident Attendance: All residents on Regions rotations are expected to attend, and must be excused from clinical work.

Research Meeting: Off-site

  • Faculty host moderates discussion.
  • Faculty Host: Martin Lacey, MD
  • Occurrence:  No set schedule, but there is generally one event per 2-3 months from 6 - 8 PM. 
  • Resident Attendance: All residents are expected to attend, and must be excused from clinical work.

 

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