Can private, non-university-affiliated cardiothoracic training programs provide sufficient surgical experience in cardiac tumors?

McFadden, P. Michael, Ochsner, John L., van Meter, Clifford H., Jr., Humphries, Timothy A., Mena, Jose, Bates, Michael N., Davis, James E. and Parrino, P. Eugene (2009) Can private, non-university-affiliated cardiothoracic training programs provide sufficient surgical experience in cardiac tumors?. Journal of Surgical Education, 66 4: 190-192. doi:10.1016/j.jsurg.2009.06.006


Author McFadden, P. Michael
Ochsner, John L.
van Meter, Clifford H., Jr.
Humphries, Timothy A.
Mena, Jose
Bates, Michael N.
Davis, James E.
Parrino, P. Eugene
Title Can private, non-university-affiliated cardiothoracic training programs provide sufficient surgical experience in cardiac tumors?
Journal name Journal of Surgical Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1931-7204
1878-7452
Publication date 2009-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jsurg.2009.06.006
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 66
Issue 4
Start page 190
End page 192
Total pages 3
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Surgical case volumes in non-university-affiliated cardiothoracic surgery training programs in the US have been extensively studied by the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for thoracic surgery. The RRC has established that these programs offer a broad experience in common cardiothoracic procedures such as myocardial revascularization, valvular surgery, and cardiopulmonary transplantation. However, resident exposure to other important but less common cardiac surgical conditions in these programs remains unanswered. To address this question, an institutional review board-approved retrospective review of the experience of thoracic surgery residents with one of the rarest of surgical conditions, cardiac tumors, was conducted at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana. A survey of existing private, non-university-affiliated US cardiothoracic surgery training programs was conducted to determine the extent of the cardiac tumor experience in these programs. The results were then compared with selected university programs.
Keyword Cardiothoracic procedures
Medical knowledge
Practice based learning and improvement
Surgery training
Surgical case volumes
Systems based practice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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