Cardiac Surgery

Sites: BIDMC
Director(s): Katharyn Atkins, Kamal Khabbaz
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month. Not offered in April 2016.
Location: BIDMCE - BI-Deaconess Med Ctr-East (1)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: This course is a preceptorship under the direct supervision of a cardiac surgeon. It will provide exposure to the diagnosis and pre- and post-operative care of the cardiac surgical patient, with patient care. The student will attend Cardiac Surgical Rounds and catheterization conferences. He/she will take an active part in the operating room and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and will follow selected cardiac surgical patients from admission to discharge. The student will be expected to take night call one night per week, one of which will be under the direct supervision of the CT resident. The pedagogical emphasis in this course will be on the integration of the student within the cardiac surgical team, but under the preceptorship of a single cardiac surgeon.