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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (2014)

A608 Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery (Montefiore Medical Center)
Emphasis placed on understanding the Pathophysiology of cardiac and thoracic disease,
and the rationale behind surgical treatment and postoperative care. The student will spend time in the Cardiothoracic ICU, observe many different types of procedures in the operating room, including anesthetic management conduct of cardiopulmonary bypass, and will be expected to attend the following conferences:
At Moses:
7:00 a.m. Daily: Attending teaching round in ICU (CT Surgery)
8:00 a.m.Daily: Rounds on step-down unit
9:00 a.m.Daily: Attending teaching round in ICU (Critical Care)
8:00 a.m.Monday:Didactic Cardiothoracic conference
9:00 a.m.Monday:Combined Pediatric Cardiothoracic and cardiology conference
8:00 a.m.Saturday:Chairman's teaching rounds

At Weiler:
7:00 a.m.Thursday:Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Conference
8:00 a.m.Thursday:Thoracic Conference
8:00 a.m.Friday:Cath Conference

Samuel Weinstein, MD
sweinste@montefiore.org
Contact: Ms. Jasmine Maldonado, jmaldona@montefiore.org, 718-920-5381
All Modules
Maximum: 1 Student
Students should call Ms. Maldonado prior to the start of elective for time and place to meet.



A609 Clinical Cardiothoracic Critical Care (Montefoire Medical Center)
The majority of the student's time will be spent in the Cardiothoracic ICU which is staffed daily by the Cardiothoracic resident and critical care fellow; both Cardiothoracic and critical care attending rounds are given daily. The student will learn Pathophysiology of homodynamic monitoring, as well as the principles of cardiac and ventilatory support. In addition to the above conference schedule, the student will have the opportunity to attend several conferences a month, given by the critical care department, concerning related topics.
At Moses:
7:00 a.m.Daily: Attending teaching round in ICU (CT Surgery)
8:00 a.m. Daily: Rounds on step-down unit
9:00 a.m.Daily: Attending teaching round in ICU (Critical Care)
8:00 a.m.Monday: Didactic Cardiothoracic conference
9:00 a.m.Monday: Combined pediatric Cardiothoracic and cardiology conference
8:00 a.m.Saturday:Chairman's teaching rounds

At Weiler:
7:00 a.m. Thursday:Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Conference
8:00 a.m.Thursday: Thoracic Conference
8:00 a.m.Friday: Cath Conference

Samuel Weinstein, MD
sweinste@montefiore.org
Contact: Ms. Jasmine Maldonado, jmaldona@montefiore.org, 718-920-5381
All Modules
Maximum: 1 Student
Students should call Ms. Maldonado prior to the start of elective for time and place to meet.



A610 Combined Clinical Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery (Montefiore Medical Center)
This elective provides a more in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of cardiac disease, and allows the student to follow several disease processes from the point of diagnosis to the planned treatment. The rotation includes exposure to the cardiac catherization laboratory, echocardiography, and stress testing. The student is encouraged to participate in discussions concerning patient selection for surgery, and plans for preoperative assessment. In addition to the main conference schedule, cardiology catherization conference and cardiology grand rounds occur every Tuesday morning.
At Moses:
7:00 a.m.Daily: Attending teaching round in ICU (CT Surgery)
8:00 a.m.Daily: Rounds on step-down unit
9:00 a.m.Daily: Attending teaching round in ICU (Critical Care)
8:00 a.m.Monday: Didactic Cardiothoracic conference
9:00 a.m.Monday: Combined pediatric Cardiothoracic and cardiology conference
8:00 a.m.Tuesday: Cardiology Cath Conference
9:00 a.m.Tuesday: Cardiology Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.Saturday: Chairman's teaching rounds

At Weiler:
7:00 a.m.Thursday: Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Conference
8:00 a.m.Thursday: Thoracic Conference
8:00 a.m. Friday: Cath Conference

Samuel Weinstein, MD
sweinste@montefiore.org
Contact: Ms. Jasmine Maldonado, jmaldona@montefiore.org, 718-920-5381
All Modules
Maximum: 1 Student
Students should call Ms. Maldonado prior to the start of elective for time and place to meet.



A612 The Montefiore Cardiothoracic Surgery Program (Montefiore Medical Center)
The Montefiore Cardiothoracic Surgery Program is a preceptorship program aiming to provide young volunteers the opportunity to observe first-hand the full spectrum of care of the Cardiothoracic patient as practiced in one of the premiere heart centers of New York. It consists of care of the Cardiothoracic patient as practiced in one of the premiere heart centers of New York. It consists of a three week period of lectures, meetings and conferences on the theory, reinforced by actual observation and experience of the practice, of Cardiothoracic surgical care.

Community Objectives:
To provide an opportunity for the youth of the surrounding neighborhoods for social awareness and service involvement consistent with the call for volunteerism.

Institutional Objectives:
To provide learning opportunities about the medical sciences and the health industry particularly in the area of the practice of medical-surgical care of the Cardiothoracic patient. To educate on Cardiothoracic disease and its prevention. To demonstrate institutional practice and leadership in community health care in general and the care of the Cardiothoracic patient in particular.

Activities of the Program
I. Lecture Series
A. Backgrounder/Orientation:
1. History of the Cardiothoracic surgery department and its   contributions in relation to the advancement of care of the Cardiothoracic patient with the history of the community and Montefiore in the background, leading to its present leadership and visions for the future.
2. Two-way exchange of Program expectations and requirement as well as detailing of hospital regulations and standards.
B. Basic and Clinical Science introductory lectures:
1. Chest and heart anatomy and physiology.
2. Pathophysiology of common chest and heart diseases.
3. Preventive management of common chest and heart diseases.
4. Diagnosis and management of common chest and heart diseases.
C. Career Paths in Cardiothoracic Surgery - emphasis on the team approach:
1. Surgery
2. Nonsurgery - Cardiology, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Anesthesiology
3. PA, ICU RN, Perfusionist, OR RN
4. Rehabilitation Medicine, Social/Case Worker
5. Research
6. Administrative

II. Hospital and Department Activities
A. Monday Conferences
B. Cardiac Surgical ICU rounds
C. Surgical Floor rounds

III. Preceptorship Rotations
A. Outpatient clinics
B. Operating Room
1. Anesthesia
2. OR RN
3. Perfusion
4. Surgery
C. Cardiac Surgical ICU
D. Cardiac Cath Lab and Echo
E. Social/Case Work

Samuel Weinstein, MD
sweinste@montefiore.org
Contact: Ms. Jasmine Maldonado, jmaldona@montefiore.org, 718-920-5381
All Modules
Maximum: 1 Student
Students should call Ms. Maldonado prior to the start of elective for time and place to meet
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