Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Toronto is undergoing change. Every faculty is involved in improving our curriculum so that we can provide you, our trainees, with the best knowledge and skills in an optimal environment. The goal is to provide you with all the tools you will need to make important decisions with respect to your future training and ensure you leave the undergraduate training program with excellent skills to build your future career.
As part of this, the Department of Surgery has formed a committee of all the surgical specialties. The first goal of this committee was to set out a series of rotation objectives for our medical students. Through consultation with all members of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we developed a group of objectives common to all sites in the University of Toronto Teaching Hospitals. We expect that you will achieve these objectives during your rotation since they are the fundamentals to understanding plastic surgery as a specialty. Currently, there is no formal assessment to see if these objectives are covered, but the committee is moving towards a web based checklist that the undergrads must complete for each surgical rotation. It is both our and your responsibility to ensure that you meet the rotation objectives. Your faculty supervisor should provide you the objectives at the start of your rotation and you should take the opportunity at your midway review to ensure that you have had adequate exposure to the areas that will allow you to successfully complete the objectives during your rotation. (Click on the link below to download a PDF copy of the Plastic Surgery Educational Objectives).
We welcome your feedback, in particular if you feel there is someway we can improve or modify these objectives to give you a better experience while exploring plastic surgery. Please feel free to contact me directly with any feedback or comments.
Dr. Melinda Musgrave
Undergraduate Medical Education Coordinator
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery