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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


  1. To expose the student to basic principles of plastic and reconstructive surgery as they relate to congenital anomalies, trauma, head and neck cancer and esthetic surgery.
  2. To integrate the basic principles of plastic and reconstructive surgery with instruction in suturing.


  1. The elective will involve the three hospitals that are integrated into the Plastic Surgery Training Program: Summa Health System – Akron Campus, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, and Akron General Medical Center.
  2. The student will be assigned to an attending so that office patients as well as outpatient surgery may be observed.
  3. The student will be responsible for the history and physical and pre- and postsurgical orders on all assigned patients.
  4. The student will attend all conferences and the clinic at the hospital where he/she is assigned.

Night Call/Special Requirements:

Night call with the chief resident on a rotational basis.

Responsible Faculty/Rank:

  1. Douglas Wagner, M.D., Professor of Plastic Surgery, NEOMED

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