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CTS 301B. Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery Clerkship (PAVAMC)

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Cardiothoracic Surgery
Courses      Clerkships

A basic introduction to adult cardiac surgical disease. Diagnostic and therapeutic techniques are emphasized, and the students are taught applied cardiothoracic anatomy and physiology. Students are expected to participate in pre-operative evaluation, the operations, and the postoperative care of each patient. The surgical faculty and housestaff closely supervise students. Advanced students can easily assume intern-level responsibilities, if desired. More time is available at the PAVAMC for reading compared to the Stanford University Hospital. Participation is expected at didactic sessions where the clinical clerks and the faculty discuss various aspects of cardiothoracic pathophysiology and pathologic anatomy. These sessions can be individualized according to a student’s specific interest and background. Attendance at the Saturday morning SUMC adult cardiothoracic surgery conference is expected but not mandatory. Students also have access and supervision to the cardiac simulation or where a variety of cardiac surgical skills and techniques may be practiced.

Surgery 300A or equivalent clinical preparation.

Periods Available
1-12, full-time for four weeks; half-time for eight weeks. 2 students per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: PAVAMC Surgery Office (Building 101, 3rd floor); Time: 8:00 am

Units 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 0

Tom Burdon, M.D.

Other Faculty
L. Backhus, T.A. Burdon, J.I. Fann.

Stephanie Harrington (650-721-2552), CVRB.


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