Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program News

An Inside Look at the COVID-19 Pandemic: Educational Program Coordinators

In the wake of the current pandemic, administrative team members had to quickly shift gears to a virtual work environment to ensure the safety of patients and frontline workers. The shift has greatly impacted the Program Coordinators and administrative staff of the Section’s education programs, who now are organizing some of the programs’ most important events of the year from afar.

Divide and Conquer: Responding to COVID-19 with Residency Platoons

To care for patients, healthcare providers must stay healthy themselves. During the initial weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, Duke’s surgical residency programs faced a serious challenge: how to keep their residents safe, healthy, and available, while still meeting the needs of patients in a rapidly changing global landscape.

Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Team Approved as Cross-Specialty by ACPA

Congratulations to the Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Team! They received notice that the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association (ACPA) Commission on Approval of Teams voted to fully approve the Duke Team as a “Cross-Specialty Team” for a period of five years beginning January 1, 2020. The ACPA only approves teams that meet certain standards for comprehensive and coordinated cleft and craniofacial care. Congratulations to everyone on the team who has contributed every single day to make this possible.

Duke Surgery Holds 4th Annual Research Day

The Department of Surgery held its 4th Annual Research Day April 17. The department holds this event annually to advance its mission of improving patient care through research and training the next generation of surgeon–scientists. The event recognizes the accomplishments of fellows, residents, and students engaged in clinical or basic and translational research through the department.