HMC Department of Surgery

Course Overview

The UW Medicine Regional Burn Center welcomes UW School of Medicine and visiting fourth year medical students to a diversity of burn surgery experiences during a four week elective at Harborview Medical Center.

Goals & Objectives:

  • Gain exposure to patients with thermal injury and be involved in their overall care from admission through reconstruction
  • Participate in the management of the metabolic and critical care issues encountered by severely ill patients
  • Actively participate in surgical procedures: including grafting procedures and treatment of major complicated wounds
  • Develop critical care management skills and techniques, including resuscitation, line placement, non-invasive monitoring