Senior residents on the National Capitol Rotation will split their time between community surgical practices and Walter Reed National Medical Center. The community component heavily emphasizes aesthetic surgery. The Walter Reed component involves head to toe reconstruction of secondary defects from battlefield injuries, as well as reconstruction of post-ablative defects.
Chief Resident Aesthetic Rotation
Chief Residents on this rotation will have their own cosmetic clinic where they will provide aesthetic procedures. The experience is supplemented by elective time with community surgeons, based on resident interests (e.g. facial plastic surgery, body contouring, etc.).
Chief Resident Regional Elective Rotation
This structured elective rotation allows chief residents to spend two months focused on one of four core areas of plastic surgery: general reconstruction, aesthetic surgery, craniomaxillofacial surgery, or hand and lower extremity surgery. Residents will spend two months with an intense operative experience in an area of their choice.
During this rotation, residents will spend two months with Michael Grant, MD, PhD, who is board certified in plastic surgery and ophthalmology. This rotation will emphasize reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the periorbital region, including primary and secondary orbital reconstruction, eyelid reconstruction, and facial cosmetic surgery.
This one month rotation is focused on teaching the diagnostic and surgical principles related to management of patients with peripheral nerve injuries. The resident will spend time with Dr. A. Lee Dellon and learn about surgical interventions for neuropathy, from head to toe.
Senior Resident Elective Rotation
PGY-5 residents are given 1 month of elective time to refine their interests in a particular area, in anticipation of post-residency career planning (fellowships, etc.). Elective rotations may be domestic or overseas and can focus on any area of plastic surgery.
St. Agnes Hospital
Clinical care during this rotation is focused on primary reconstruction of post-traumatic and post-ablative deformities, as well as aesthetic surgery of the face and body.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Anesthesia Rotation
Residents will spend one month rotating on the anesthesia service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. During this time, they will learn about airway management and techniques for intubation, critical care and anesthetic management of the surgical patient.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Dermatology Rotation
As a junior resident, you will rotate for one month on the dermatology service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The rotation is split into general dermatology, pediatric dermatology/lasers, cosmetic dermatology (including noninvasive aesthetic procedures) and Mohs surgery.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Otolaryngology Rotation
During the otolaryngology rotation, residents will be exposed to facial aesthetic surgery and head and neck reconstruction. A particular emphasis of this rotation is free tissue transfer for post-oncologic reconstruction.
University of Maryland: Oral and Maxillofacial Facial Surgery Rotation
It is a goal and strength of our program that we work with our partnering specialties and exchange ideas and knowledge. You will get a better understanding of orthognathic surgery, management of secondary cleft deformities, and the principles and approach to dentoalveolar trauma.
Union Memorial Hospital/Curtis National Hand Center
During this rotation blocks, residents focus solely on hand and upper extremity reconstruction and free tissue transfer. The Curtis National Hand Center is a specialty center for management of congenital and acquired diseases of the hand and upper extremity.