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Cardiothoracic Surgery Training in the UK – An update

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The webinar will provide information regarding the recently introduced changes to the Cardiothoracic Surgery curriculum including the training pathway. Recent and upcoming changes to the specialty examination format will also be discussed. The session will be of particular interest to junior doctors who wish to apply for training in cardiothoracic surgery in the UK and to current cardiothoracic trainees.


Educate the audience regarding the cardiothoracic training curriculum changes and how the national trainees selection, training pathways and specialty examination are being modified.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, the participant should be able to:

Describe the current training pathway in cardiothoracic surgery

Explain the changes introduced in the curriculum

Feel more prepared to apply for specialty training

Explain the changes in the specialty examination format


Our panellists include:

-Mr Tim Jones, Chair of the Cardiothoracic Specialty Advisory Committee, Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Member of Cardiothoracic SSB, RCSEd.

-Mr Sridhar Rathinam, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Chair of JCIE Intercollegiate Specialty Board of Examinations for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Member of Cardiothoracic SSB, RCSEd

-Mr Ehab Bishay, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, SAC Lead for National Selection in Cardiothoracic Surgery

-Mr Vivek Srivastava, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Member of Cardiothoracic SSB, RCSEd and Member of Education Committee, SCTS.

-Various Members of SCTS Education Committee

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