PURPOSE: The program focuses on the care of pediatric and adults with congenital and acquired craniofacial conditions.  Emphasis is on the interdisciplinary team approach for the evaluation and treatment of these patients.  The student will work under the tutelage of the center’s former director and will interact with team members representing medical and dental specialties and allied health professions. (pediatrics, plastic/craniofacial surgery, prosthodontics, nursing, speech pathology, audiology, genetics counseling, anaplastology, orthodontics, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, psychology)

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: The student will observe and assist in the evaluation of patients; both those being planned for care and for patients already undergoing treatment.  The program includes clinical care, operating room experience and will be augmented with seminars in plastic surgery and other specialties related to patient care in The Craniofacial Center.

Pediatrics E&M Conference:  
This is an educational enhancement specifically designed for the M4 student in Pediatrics – a case-based leaerning session designed to focus on issues that you likely will face as residents. All students in pediatrics elective will gather at 8am every Thursday of their rotation in 1208 CSB (12th floor conference room).


Important information for domestic and Canadian medical students: Completed applications with all required documents must be received 4 weeks prior to the start of the elective. Please plan accordingly to allow your school the necessary processing time for gathering the required documents.

To inquire about scheduling this elective, please contact Lupe Medina, Student Program Coordinator at gmedina@uic.edu

Program Number: ELEC 649
Location: UI Health
Program Director: D. Reisberg, D.D.S
Dental Unit/Prosthodontics/Maxillofacial Prosthetics
The Craniofacial Center (MC588)
The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences Systems
811 South Paulina Street, Suite 161
Email: dreisber@uic.edu
Telephone: 312-996-7546
Fax: 312-355-4175

Duration: 4 Weeks
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty contact: 2
Night Call: No
Laboratory: Opt.
Weekends:  No
Outpatient: 26
Students accepted: Min. 0 Max 1
Inpatient: 2
Housestaff used as Faculty?
: No
Total hours/week: 28


Updated: 4/24/23