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Integrated Plastic Surgery Sub-Internship

Duke Medical Students in the Human Fresh Tissue Lab

Photo: Student assists Dr. Hollenbeck during microsurgery

In accordance with recommendations from national educational organizations and Duke University School of Medicine policy, the Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery is tentatively planning to restart our in-person sub-internship program in August 2021. These one-month rotations will be offered for August, September, and October. In addition, we will be offering our virtual elective (VE) in June and July. Applications for these programs will open April 15th. These plans are subject to change based on Duke SOM guidelines.

We will be hosting a Virtual Open House for interested applicants to these programs on Sunday, April 11th, from 5–6:30 PM EST. Please check back on this page for more information or visit our Instagram page here.

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The Plastic Surgery Virtual Elective is 4-week, highly interactive program for fourth-year medical students interested in plastic and reconstructive surgery. The virtual elective (VE) will consist of a semi-structured format that is designed to work around concurrent medical school rotations. The VE offers an opportunity for active participation and presentation in Division conferences, one-on-one faculty mentoring sessions, and social engagement with residents and faculty. Students will have considerable interaction with division personnel in formal and informal videoconferencing sessions. Two students per month will be accepted into the program for June and July. No course credit is offered for the VE and all clinical content will be de-identified in strict compliance with HIPAA regulations. Students cannot participate in both the VE and in-person sub-internship.

David Andrew Brown, MD, PhD
Director of Student Clerkships

Colleen McDowell
Clerkship Coordinator