Clinical and Experimental Cardiac Surgery

Sites: BWH
Director(s): Erik Alexander, Ashraf Sabe
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month.
Location: BWH - Brigham and Women's Hospital (23)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: The course is designed to acquaint students with concepts, philosophy and techniques of clinical cardiac surgery. There will be opportunities to participate in pre- and postoperative care of cardiac surgical patients and assist at cardiac operations at the BWH. Weekly lectures in clinical cardiology, conferences on preoperative evaluation of cardiac surgical patients and rounds in the intensive care units and general wards will be conducted. The course will give students sufficient experience in an academic atmosphere to judge the depth of their own interest in cardiac surgery.