Clinical Experience - Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
Given the technical complexity of cardiothoracic surgery, we are committed to providing our residents with a robust operative experience that begins during the early years of training.
In order to satisfy RRC requirements in general and vascular surgery, we have arranged rotations in these specialties at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, one of our leading system hospitals. Without exception, our residents have found the rotations here to be outstanding.
Dr. Cherif Boutros in vascular surgery and Dr. Marshall Benjamin in general surgery oversee a high volume operative experience unencumbered by the presence of other trainees. At the university hospital residents gain early, mentored operative experience in both thoracic and cardiac surgery.
In cardiac surgery, we have adopted a rotation model in which residents are assigned to a specific faculty member for 2-3 month rotations in order to develop familiarity and build trust. Depicted below are tables depicting total and selected case numbers of our first I6 graduate during his PGY 4-6 years, as well as the case logs for our last 3 residents to complete PGY years 1-3.
Case log for first I6 graduate, PGY years 4-6
Case logs for last 3 residents to complete PGY years 1-3
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