Cardiac Surgery

LOCATION: WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, Morgantown, WV
PRECEPTOR: Dr. Vinay Badhwar, Dr. Lawrence Wei and various other CT faculty
DURATION: 4 Weeks
OFFERED: By Arrangement Only
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 2
STATUS: Elective

Objectives

Gain primary exposure to CT surgical practice; including preoperative, operative and post operative care, inclusive of direct operative exposure with routine and advanced techniques.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

The student will participate in preoperative, operative and postoperative care during clerkship.  this will be achieved by rounding with the CT surgery team, attending surgery and clinics for preoperative and postoperative patients.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Student will receive verbal feedback on presentations, participation in procedures and level of medical knowledge.  Grading will be in the form of an end-of-rotation evaluation based on direct observation and mentorship as well as cumulative feedback from clinical team members.