Rotation Schedules

The rotation schedule for Plastic Surgery residents is an integrated program built around a traditional surgery mentorship model. The first three (3) years are a mix of rotations. Plastic surgery will be but one of several experiences in a wide range of surgical specialties. As residents advance in the program, an increasing portion of their time will be spent in plastic surgery. Program years 5 and 6 will be devoted full time to Plastic Surgery.

During Plastic Surgery rotations, each resident will be assigned to an Attending Surgeon. Residents will be responsible for covering the attending's clinics and operating rooms. Flexibility is needed when the Attending is running two rooms or is out-of-town. Chief residents will determine the distribution of extra residents to fill the needs of patients and the service.

If there are no assignments, senior residents (PGY 4, PGY 5, and PGY 6) can go out to the community and acquire additional OR/clinic experience among UK-approved Plastic Surgeons in private practice or in affiliation with other area Lexington hospitals.  

Rotation

Months on Service

PGY-1

Plastic Surgery

2

Orthopaedic Surgery

1

Trauma Surgery

2

VA Hospital General Surgery

1

Good Samaritan Hospital General Surgery

1

Oral Surgery

1

Urology

1

General Surgical Oncology (Gold Surgery)

1

General Surgery Trauma (Blue Surgery)

1

Vascular Surgery (Red Surgery)

1

Transplant Surgery

1

PGY-2

Plastic Surgery

4

Good Samaritan Surgery

1

General Surgery Trauma (Blue Surgery)

1

Anaesthesia

1

General Surgery (Morehead)

2

Dermatology

1

General Surgery Trauma (Blue Surgery)

1

Pediatric Surgery

1

PGY - 3

Plastic Surgery

8

General Surgical Oncology (Gold)

2

Vascular Surgery (Red Surgery)

1

Oculoplastic Surgery

1

PGY-4

Plastic Surgery

11

Research Month

1

PGY-5

Plastic Surgery

12

PGY-6

Plastic Surgery

12

No