OSU Medical Center
Plastic and Reconstructive Fellowship
The three year fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Oklahoma State Medical Center, is designed as a comprehensive three-year program dedicated to the preparation of the post-residency fellow for an academic or consultative Plastic and Reconstructive surgical practice. The fellow will divide time among many talented Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, including Dr. Duckett, the program director. The Fellow will gain hands-on experience in the pre-operative evaluation, performance and post-operative care of the full spectrum of plastic and reconstructive procedures.
These will include free flaps and other major reconstructive procedures, breast reconstruction and augmentation, body contouring, craniofacial procedures, cleft lip and palate repair, cosmetic procedures, hand surgery, burns, wounds, and plastics trauma, among many other aspects and areas in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Additionally, the fellow will learn to manage and operate in private practice as well as hospital based practices.
The fellow will participate in weekly academic education and in a monthly cleft lip and palate clinic. The fellow will also participate in yearly attendance at the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons conference. Research is strongly encouraged. In addition, journal club will be held on a monthly basis. Fellows are assigned two or three articles for presentation and discussion. Special cadaver and microsurgery labs to cover many reconstructive flaps and various surgical techniques will be held throughout the year. There will also be opportunities to attend various courses and conferences that pertain to the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
The fellows see and work up a wide spectrum of plastic and reconstructive cases. The major trauma cases will be at St. Francis Hospital. All of these cases are seen under the supervision of the attending physician, with a fellow presenting their findings to the physician for review, discussion of an implementation of a treatment plan. The fellow's surgical experience includes serving as the primary surgeon in cases performed at OSU Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital. The participation level of cosmetic cases will be at the discretion of the attending, Fellows are expected to scrub a minimum of 300 cases a year.
Brenda J. Davidson, M.S.