We are closely following AAMC and UWSMPH guidelines for visiting rotations for this academic year. In the event that AAMC or UWSMPH recommends that visiting rotations should occur this academic year, we will follow their guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.
For when rotators are allowed:
Visiting medical student electives/extern ships for senior medical students interested in Plastic Surgery Residency training are encouraged, and generally occur between July and December of the senior year. These rotations last two weeks, and are competitively approved and arranged directly with Dr. Bentz.
Interested students should submit the following items directly to Dr. Bentz:
- A letter of interest
- A current CV
- Personal Statement
Medical students who are underrepresented in surgery and interested in pursuing a career in Plastic Surgery are encouraged to apply for the Underrepresented in Surgery Visiting Elective Scholarship. Applications received before June 1 are given priority.
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Following approval from the Dr. Bentz, the applicant will need to visit the Medical Student Electives website and complete in its entirety the process outlined. Upon completion of these criteria you will be allowed to formally apply and be approved to visit the School of Medicine and Public Health and Department of Surgery. (Until this process is complete, the elective as approved first by Dr. Bentz cannot be confirmed and “official”.)
We look forward to meeting and working with you.
Michael L Bentz, MD
Chair, Division of Plastic Surgery