Introduction to Cardiovascular Surgery
Catalog Description: Students will spend 4 weeks on cardiovascular surgery services. Clinic, consultation service, and OR experiences will be available. A 2-credit option may be available by permission from the department.
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Required session attendance: If a student has taken SURG 7550 previously, there are no events held by the University. If they have not taken SURG 7550, they must attend one training on the first Tuesday of the clerkship.
Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: 5 days/week, inpatient wards, consultations, clinic and OR
Direct patient care: Yes
Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling. Four weeks is the default for this course; please email the course coordinator if interested in taking this course for two-weeks.
Course Objectives: By the completion of the rotation, students will be able to evaluate cardiovascular surgery patients, participate in the operative procedure, and recognize post operative complications.
Graded Components: Clinical performance
Grading Scale: P/N
Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed
Course equivalency: SURG 7552, but students who took SURG 7552 under a different specialty can take this course as well.