Wayne State | Department of Surgery (313) 745-8778

Educational Activities:

Educational Conferences:

Grand Rounds are held weekly. In this conference, residents and faculty present lectures on specified topics based on a three year rotating curriculum. These lectures may also include talks from our colleagues in other specialties including, Surgical Oncology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Dermatolgy, etc.  Our Grand Round lecture series also includes invited Visiting Professors.

Morbidity & Mortality conference is held monthly. The goal of the conference is the prevention of complications by problem based learning improvement and changes in patient care, procedures, and effective communication among providers ultimately to reduce complications.

Journal club is held monthly to discuss recent articles from recent publications in the plastic surgery journals.

Indications/Interesting Cases conference is held monthly.  Residents are expected to prepared to present 1-2 interesting cases for discussion regarding management of common and unusual plastic surgery problems.

Core Curriculum Conferences – Weekly conference discussing specified topics on a three year rotating curriculum.  This is resident driven and utilizes many of the available plastic surgery educational resources including PSEN, CoreQuest, PRS Grand rounds, In-service questions, etc.

Special Courses/Series:

Microsurgery skills course is offered to the junior residents through the Beaumont Health system under the guidance of Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate.

Hands on Workshops – Splinting workshop & Plating Courses (Maxillofacial and Hand), Nerve Repair workshop, Injectables Training Sessions

Cadaver Courses –Affilitation with the Wayne State University School of Medicine has afforded the program the ability to set up cadaver dissection sessions.  Previous courses include flap dissections, facial aesthetic, rhinoplasty and upper extremity.

Business Meetings – A series of meetings regarding the business of Plastic Surgery have been a yearly endeavor initiated and supported by Dr. Michael Busuito, a graduate of our Plastic Surgery residency and affiliate community faculty member.  Previous sessions have included discussions with contract lawyers, practice managers, billers/coders, etc.  These meetings have also included Q&A sessions with recent graduates of the program who offer their insights/pearls into life after residency.


The Division of Plastic Surgery has a strong relationship with the Wayne State University School of Medicine and aside from the teaching of medical students and rotating junior residents that is done at bedside, clinic and in the operating room; our faculty and residents participate in formal teaching sessions as well.  We participate in a yearly Nerve Conference for the first year medical students during their dissection of the upper extremity in Gross Anatomy.  This conference includes faculty and resident run presentations of common peripheral nerve upper extremity conditions with real patient participants, who facilitate the illustration of clinical exams and physical findings.  Our faculty also participates in the Surgical Skills course developed by the Department of Surgery.  This course is offered to the 4th year medical students and the surgical interns.