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SU-412 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Elective

Directors: Benjamin Schalet, MD

Location: Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA


This elective includes student exposure to clinical decision-making, assessment and management of patients with disease processes relative to the discipline of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. During this rotation, learners are expected to gain an appreciation for the fundamental processes related to preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative patient care. In addition, development of responsibilities and skills in core competencies (patient care, medical knowledge, communication, professionalism, systems-based practice, practice-based learning, teamwork and technical skills) will be emphasized


The student will be expected to...

  • Cultivate a philosophy of lifelong professional learning through accepting roles as curators of their own education
  • Master the core of Plastic Surgery areas
  • Work as integral team members on a surgical service in a system designed to provide a graduated increase in clinical responsibility
  • Develop skills in oral presentation and will learn the differences between a complex and a streamlined presentation
  • Refine a method of clinical problem-solving that may be applied to any aspect of medicine
  • Develop fundamental skills in professionalism, communication and teamwork
  • Develop basic technical skills as related to bedside patient surgical procedures

Course Number



4 weeks

Hours per Week


Night Call/Weekends



 1 student per Block

Alternate Dates

Yes, at the discretion of the Director



Prerequisites: Successful completion of Medicine and Surgery Clerkships.

If you would like to apply for this elective, please refer to Application Process.