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Medical Education

Cardiothoracic Surgery


Students will have an opportunity to integrate principles in cardiovascular physiology and research with observations of the active practice of cardiovascular surgery for acquired adult cardiac disease.

Learning Experience

Students will be integrated into the cardiac surgical team. They will be allotted time to carefully workup each patient and to follow that patient through diagnostic studies and surgery, including scrubbing and assisting at surgery which includes coronary bypass, valve replacement, complex cardiac and aortic reconstruction, among others. Students will attend all related teaching conferences. 

Feedback and Evaluation

Daily contact with preceptor. Final evaluation by preceptor with input from housestaff and other service attendings who have worked with the student