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Electives and Away Rotations

Thank you for your interest in our program! The Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh is delighted to offer 4-week away rotations and electives.

The University of Pittsburgh 4-week away rotations and electives are built to be an all-inclusive experience with strong emphasis on plastic surgery education. The program will allow you to rotate at the main UPMC hospitals (Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Magee, Mercy, Montefiore, Presbyterian) and learn from the UPMC faculty and leadership. Rotators will be able to attend didactic sessions, instructional courses and journal clubs. Students will have the opportunity of meeting all faculty, residents, fellows and staff. Rotators will also have the opportunity of giving short case presentation at the end of the rotation.

Away Rotations Applications

  • Away rotations are open to all rising MS4 students and are offered between May and October.
  • MS4 candidates who are interested should complete their application by March 30 via the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) portal, as well as email their CV (which should include submitted/accepted publications, presentations, awards, extracurricular/voluntary work, step scores, and 3rd year grades) to Dr. Francesco Egro at


  • Elective rotations are open to residents from other programs and international students and are available year-round.
  • Residents and international students who are interested should contact Dr. Francesco Egro at to enquire about availability and schedule details.

For more information, please contact our Associate Program Director and Director of Medical Student Education, Francesco Egro:

We can’t wait to receive your application and look forward to meeting you!