Non-cardiac Thoracic Surgery Fellowships?

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  1. dr.evil

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    Can anyone help me out with finding these fellowships in the U.S.? I know they exist (I think) and are few in number but think this may be ideal for what I want to practice in the future.

    If you know, I would greatly appreciate it.
    :luck: Happy May Day
     
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    brigham has one with sugarbaker, MGH has one, cleveland clinic has one. MD Anderson has a thoracic oncology fellowship so does Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

    that's all of the ones I know of but I'm sure there are more
     
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    Pitt has one with Jim Luketich.
     
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    I think most of the ones mentioned here prefer CTVS trained residents prior although you aren't excluded from a few of them if you haven't (although I suspect you'd have little chance of obtaining the position if you hadn't). The ones I know of that were specifically set up for people interested in thoracic surgery without CTVS training prior are @ USC (Dr. DeMeisters's "Foregut Surgery" fellowship), Wisconsin, and I think Penn State. I've gotten the impression there's increasing momentum to set up more thoracic-only fellowships with some people speculating there might eventually be a seperate board for it.
     
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    There is one in Upenn. Applications acceted in March each year. The other one in Sloan kattering. You an also find something in CTSNET.org
     
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    WashU has a "Thoracic focus" track for their CT fellows, but they still do some cardiac stuff.
     
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    Thanks a lot for the replies everyone. I'll keep hunting around and try to find these places. Is the Wisconsin one University of Wisconsin or Medical College of Wisconsin? I have to say that they do advertise these well on their websites.

    I would just like to spend an extra year doing a little more complex lung and esophageal surgery but don't necessarily want to do hearts when I'm out. Just general and thoracic surgery if I could.


    Thanks for everyones help.
     
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    I know that you specified the US, but if you can go out of the US, I'm pretty sure Toronto has one has well.
     
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    actually, the toronto program is one of the best in the world for non cardia thoracic (or at least it has a reputation of being one of the best)
     
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    A fellowship of this type in Toronto counts as a US fellowship . . . the boards give reciprocity.
     
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    Of note though, since the board in the US is a CT board, you can't be board certified in CT in the US unless you have done both. (An attending I rotated with finished both GS and non-cardiac Thoracic in Canada, Toronto I think, and was only boarded in GS, b/c of this.)
     
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    while this is true, you are eligible for certification in non cardiac thoracic in canada and most US institutions will grant you privellages with canadian "board certification"

    i know of several attendings who have done this and their privellages are limited to non cardiac thoracic procedures
     
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    Just wanted to write back and say that all of your information has been very helpful. I have contact several of the programs and have received the information I was wanting. Thanks a lot guys
     
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    Right now I have got the information that UCLA is currently accepting for July 2005 Thoracic Fellowship.
     

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