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Introduction to Cardiothoracic Surgery course

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


  • 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


FYs and CT1


08:00    Registration and Coffee

08:30    Why Choose Cardiothoracic Surgery?                                                Manoj Purohit/Amal Bose

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

09:30    Lung wet lab – Chest drain insertion                                                                All Faculty

10:15    Coffee

10:30    CABG – Conduits and procedure                                                                       David Rose

10.45    Intro to Paediatric Cardiac Surgery                                                                     Phil Botha

11:00    Wet Lab CABG Practice                                                                                        All Faculty

12:00    National Selection for CTS and ST1 interviews                                                Stuart Grant

12:30    Lunch

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

13:45    VATS/ Sternotomy wet lab                                                                                  All Faculty

14:30    Coffee

14:45    Valve surgery                                                                                                  Adam Szafranek

15:15    Aortic Valve replacement Wet lab                                                                     All Faculty

16:15    Conclusion and debrief                                                                                      All Faculty


Register your interest by completing the below form and uploading your CV by Friday 15th October. Once approved you will be required to pay a £50 refundable deposit to confirm your place on the course.

Applications are now closed.


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


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Any member - invited only £50.00

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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.

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