ELECT ESURE - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): Mary Kim, M.D. PHONE: 318.675.6100
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 4 Weeks
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: LSU Health Sciences Center
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1 MINIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS:
ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: All
COURSE CODE: ESURE
• To provide opportunities for the student to become familiar with the initial evaluation of the plastic surgery patient (which include the diabetic foot patient).
• To provide opportunities for the student to become familiar with the general principals of operative and nonoperative management of the plastic surgery patient and complex wound care.
• To enable the student to participate as an acting intern in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care of the patients on the Plastic Surgery service.• To provide additional experience for the senior student to evaluate the pursuit of a Plastic Surgical career.
- The student will electronically document SOAP notes daily on hospitalized patients
- The student will compare the student’s assessments and plans to those actually implemented and understand the difference.
- The student will see patients in plastic surgery clinics, electronically document their findings, and present their findings and recommendations to senior staff
SPECIFIC DUTIES OF SENIOR STUDENTS
1. The student will be expected to attend Plastic Surgery OR cases.
2.The supervising House Staff Resident will assign the senior student to the patients on the Plastic Surgery service. He will be responsible for the work of the preoperative and
postoperative care of the Plastic Surgery patients.
3.The student will be expected to attend the Plastic Surgery Clinics and the Diabetic Foot Clinics, participating in patient care and treatment at all times.
Reading assignments will be those pertinent to the care of the patients on the plastic surgery service, Plastic Surgery text, “Grabb and Smith’s Plastic Surgery” Textbook, Plastic Surgery journals, and texts of the diabetic foot and journal articles of the diabetic foot. Participation in our monthly journal club is important.
At the beginning of the second week of the elective, the student will be prompted by the secretary, Mrs. Debbie Thornhill, to pick up a Formative Evaluation Form and expedite completion. Once completed, it must be returned to Mrs. Thornhill for review. If additional feedback is desired or required, Dr. Griffen will accommodate.
OUTCOME AND EVALUATION MEASURES
At the end of the course, the course director will submit an evaluation of the student’s performance. It will include references to knowledge, skill, and professionalism. Professionalism will be measured in terms of punctual attendance, maturity, approach to the patient, and interaction with faculty and other staff. The student should have spent time learning processes like: entering orders, scheduling cases, providing informed consent, medication doses and IV fluids for acute care issues, and answering consults. The student should be actively involved in inpatient consult patients, emergency room consults, applying wound care dressings such as the VAC, be able to evaluate a wound and describe it, be involved in the clinics, and scrub in on operative cases. It is important that the student be prepared for the case and be familiar with the patient’s history and why they are undergoing the surgery at that time. The student cannot come into operating room without any familiarity of the patient case. The student is expected to present a patient seen in a pertinent, professional fashion.
HOURS PER WEEK
CONF 2-3_ HRS WARD 8-10 HRS LAB HRS LIBRARY 1 HRS OR 8-10 HRS CLINIC 8 HRS LECTURE HRS READING 5-6 HRS TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK: _40