Medical Student Rotation - Cutaneous Surgery (1202)
Rotation Co-Supervisors: Mark A. Russell, M.D.; Julia K. Padgett,
Duration: 2 weeks minimum; 4 weeks maximum, recommended
Time to Report: 8:00 AM
Place to Report: Dr. Russell's office, Dermatology, 3rd Floor Primary Care Center, Room 3510
Number of Students per Rotation: 1
Course Description & Objectives
The objectives of this rotation are to provide a firm foundation in:
- The diagnosis and management of benign and malignant skin tumors
- The prevention and management of sun-induced skin cancer
- Surgical technique for the office setting
- Suturing skills
- Wound management and bandaging technique
- The performance of local flaps and grafts
- Functional head and neck anatomy
- Medical photography
A pigs' foot practice surgery session will be conducted during a 4-week rotation.
Interested students are encouraged and assisted in generating a publication.
This elective would be of particular interest to students interested in dermatology, head and neck surgery, plastic surgery, and primary care medicine.