Mar 20, 2019  
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SURG 426 - GENERAL & CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY

[152 Hours]
The fourth year course in Cardiothoracic surgery has been structured to provide the student with an in-depth clinical experience to cardiac and non-cardiac thoracic surgery, including out-patient management of these patients. Students will be assigned to a specific preceptor for the entire four week block and will be able to participate in operations at the Medical Center of Louisiana and West Jefferson Medical Center. An intense and rewarding experience can be expected, as there will be only one senior student assigned to the service who will function with the house staff as a member of the surgical team. This includes first-assisting on major operations, including but not limited to coronary artery bypass, cardiac valve replacement, thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair, lung resections and esophageal surgery. The course will be structured to give each student the maximum responsibility possible, and to simulate the experience obtained in a house staff training position.