Cardiothoracic Surgery in Your Future: Hands-on Practice for Residents and Medical Students

Event dates
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Course Directors
Jennifer D. Walker, MD, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worchester, MA
Rishindra M. Reddy, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Karen M. Kim, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Course Description
This course, sponsored by the American College of Surgeons and STS, will introduce surgery residents and medical students to conventional and complex procedures performed by cardiothoracic surgeons today and provide information about upcoming new technologies and the 6-year integrated cardiothoracic surgery training program. The primary focus of the session will be hands-on experience with specific cardiothoracic surgical procedures. Participants will experience and have the opportunity to perform these surgical procedures using synthetic and tissue-based simulation models. The program will be taught by cardiothoracic surgeons who are leaders in their respective fields of cardiac and general thoracic surgery. 

For additional information, contact Wes Peart, Education Manager. 

6:00 p.m. Dinner, Welcome, and Introductions
Karen M. Kim, MD and Rishindra M. Reddy, MD
6:05 p.m Update to the Traditional and Integrated CT Surgery Program
Karen M. Kim, MD
6:10 p.m. A Day in the Life of a Cardiac Surgeon
Jennifer D. Walker, MD
6:20 p.m. A Day in the Life of a General Thoracic Surgeon 
Rishindra M. Reddy, MD
6:40 p.m. Wet Lab Orientation and Station Assignments
Cardiac Stations: Aortic Valve Replacement, Vessel Suturing, and Mitral Valve Repair
Thoracic Stations: VATS Lobectomy, Esophageal Anastomosis, and Chest Wall Reconstruction/Rib Fixation
9:00 p.m. Adjournment


Medical Students & Residents $50