cardiac surgery

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    Fellowship as an ECFMG cerified IMG with a General Surgery residency abroad.

    Hi there, I am an ECFMG certified IMG who specialized in general surgeon in a foreign country (not US or Canada). My goal is to get accepted into an ACGME accredited surgery fellowship in the US. I hear about a lot of surgeons doing a non-acgme fellowship, after which they come back to their...
  2. Junior22

    Non-ACGME Cardiac Surgery Fellowships / Superfellowships

    Outside of Congenital, Transplant / Mechanical Assist device / Heart failure, I've noticed that there are a lot of senior fellows/residents taking 6 months to a year for further super fellowship training following graduation. Was interested to see what everyone's opinions were on the different...
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    I want to be a Cardiac surgeon

    Hey all, first-time user poster on sdn - I followed the forum throughout undergrad and med school I matched 2018 into Gen surg program at a smaller mid-west program. Its a normal 5yr program, which allow years for research but hold it mostly responsible to the student to find funding. I would...
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    Implantable cardiac device in patient going for surgery

    hi I have a question. why any patient w/ CIED who is going for surgery we switch off the device ?? is it because we use diathermy and it will ruin the device? thank you
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    Top Integrated CT Surgery Programs - 2017 Update

    These rankings are based on the final product of each institution. It is my belief that three things contribute primarily to this: 1) autonomy 2) surgical volume and 3) surgical complexity. Top tier: 1. UPENN - Undisputed power house. Dr. Acker continues to get his choice of the top 1-2...
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    Congenital Cardiac vs ENT vs Neuro

    Hi All, Ive read SDN for ages now, the forums have really helped inspire me to be a surgeon. Im currently pre-med and so know Ive got a bit of time to decide, but as the title suggest I can't decide/would like some advice on the following surgical specialities: Congenital Cardiac, Neurosurgery...
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    Henry Brem Neuro/Cardiac Surgery

    I dont want to start another argument like in the last thread. I am not using him as an example of what I say is feasible I am just curious. Why does the profile for Dr Henry Brem, Director of Neurosurgery @ Hopkins say one of his expertise is Cardiac Surgery...
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    Neurosurgery - Cardiac Surgery Combined

    This question will be an odd one, but please answer the question rather than inform me of the obvious - it'd be practically impossible to accomplish. However ... I cannot decide between Neurosurgery & Congenital Cardiac Surgery. I am invested in and love both these surgical fields and wouldn't...
  9. Deathglaveo

    Cardiology Heart Problem

    HEART PROBLEM NEED HELP Male, Age 21, 6ft and 189lbs About a year and a half ago I started having chest pains including heart burn, tightness of chest and trouble breathing. So I went into the family doctor. He thought it was from Acid Reflux so we did an endoscopy to scope my Stomach it came...
  10. Junior22

    Resources for Cardiothoracic in-service Exam

    Just wondering what everyone found most useful. Are the lectures that the JCTSE sets up adequate, or is it better to grab a good thoracic book (medical management of thoracic sx...) and cardiac book (no f***in idea) and just go from there. Cheers.