Clin Surg | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

An Enrichment of Medical Students Clinical Experience: The Summer Scholars Program in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Moffatt-Bruce Susan, Ferguson Corey, Higgins Robert, MSHA Lee Peter, Merritt Robert, Crestanello, Juan, Kilic Ahmet, Whitson Bryan, Rushing, Gregory, D’ Souza Desmond and Williams Thomas*

Department of Surgery, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, USA

*Correspondance to: Thomas E. Williams 

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Abstract

Importance: Producing more cardiothoracic surgeons is imperative to relieving the shortage of cardiothoracic surgeons.
Objective: To expose more medical students to cardiothoracic surgery to positively influence their residency choice.Design: An eight week clinical experience in pediatric heart disease, adult heart disease, and adult thoracic diseases.Setting: Nationwide Children Hospitals and the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Ross Heart Hospital, and James Cancer Hospital and Solve Research Institute.
Participants: Medical students, residents, faculty, mid-level providers, nurses, and staff.Main Outcomes and
Results: We have facilitated the Summer Scholars Program for seven years. Medical student experiences have been largely very positive. To date, five of twelve medical students have who matched will enter cardiothoracic surgery residencies.Conclusion: Early exposure and immersion in cardiothoracic surgery increases the number of potential cardiothoracic surgery residents.

Keywords:

Cardiothoracic surgery; Summer scholars program; Students

Citation:

Susan M-B, Corey F, Robert H, Lee Peter MSHA, Robert M, Crestanello, et al. An Enrichment of Medical Students Clinical Experience: The Summer Scholars Program in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1284.

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