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ST1 Introduction to Cardiothoracic Surgery Course 2022

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Content includes Hands on Surgical Wetlab and Lectures, aimed at Doctors in Training interested in a career in Cardiothoracic Surgery. 



FYs, CT1 will need to apply, using the application form above. ST1 trainees will be invited to attend.


  • Hands on simulated learning of cardiac and thoracic procedures
  • Over view of the current aspects of Cardiac and Thoracic surgery
  • Introduction into the Cardiothoracic Training and Selection process particularly ST1 run through programme


'Very engaging. Approachable faculty. Hands on experience.'

'Good range of lectures, interesting topics from engaging speakers'

'Really well run, excellent and informative faculty, who presented topics really relevant for those of us who are applying. Venue was really lovely. Wetlab equipment was very good.'


08:00    Registration and Coffee

08:30    Why Choose Cardiothoracic Surgery?                                               

09:00    Lung Resection (open/vats/rats)                                                                     

09:30    Lung wet lab – Chest drain insertion                                                                

10:15    Coffee

10:30    CABG – Conduits and procedure                                                                       

10.45    Intro to Paediatric Cardiac Surgery                                                                    

11:00    Wet Lab CABG Practice                                                                                        

12:00    National Selection for CTS and ST1 interviews                                               

12:30    Lunch

13:15    VATS/Robotics in Thoracic surgery pleural/mediastinal                              

13:45    VATS/ Sternotomy wet lab                                                                                

14:30    Coffee

14:45    Valve surgery                                                                                                 

15:15    Aortic Valve replacement Wet lab                                                                     

16:15    Conclusion and debrief                                                                                      

Register your interest by completing the application form above and upload your CV by Friday 14th October. Once approved you will be required to pay a £50 refundable deposit to confirm your place on the course.


This event is approved for CME
Organised by: Emma Piotrowski of SCTS Education
Phone Number: +447719323642

Delegate Terms and Conditions

This course has an application process, therefore only those who have been notified they have been successful should book onto the course and pay their £50 refundable deposit.

ST1 Trainees are invited to attend and do not need to go through the application process.

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