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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (2016)

A608 Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery (Montefiore Medical Center) 
Emphasis placed on understanding the pathophysiology of cardiac and thoracic disease as well as 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:

Moses:   
6:30 a.m. Daily: Attending teaching round in ICU (CT Surgery)
7:00 a.m. Daily: Rounds on step-down unit
8:00 a.m. Daily: Attending teaching round in ICU (Critical Care)
8:00 a.m. Friday:  Cardiothoracic surgery conference

Weiler: 
6:30 a.m. Daily:  Attending teaching rounds in ICU (CT surgery)

Robert Michler, MD
Contact: Rosa Peguero at rpeguero@montefiore.org or 718-920-5381
All Modules
Maximum: 1
Students should contact Rosa Peguero prior to the start of the elective for meeting time and location. 



A609 Clinical Cardiothoracic Critical Care (Montefiore Medical Center)
The majority of the student's time will be spent in the Cardiothoracic ICU which is staffed daily by the cardiothoracic surgery resident and critical care fellow.  Both cardiothoracic and critical care attending rounds are given daily. The student will learn pathophysiology of hemodynamic monitoring, as well as the principles of cardiac and ventilator support.  In addition to the below conference schedule, the student will have the opportunity to attend several conferences a month given by the critical care department, concerning related topics.

Moses:   
6:30 a.m. Daily: Attending teaching round in ICU (CT Surgery)
7:00 a.m. Daily: Rounds on step-down unit
8:00 a.m. Daily: Attending teaching round in ICU (Critical Care)
8:00 a.m. Friday:  Cardiothoracic surgery conference

Weiler: 
6:30 a.m. Daily:  Attending teaching rounds in ICU (CT surgery)

Robert Michler, MD 
Contact: Rosa Peguero at rpeguero@montefiore.org or 718-920-5381
All Modules
Maximum: 1
Students should contact Rosa Peguero prior to the start of the elective for meeting time and location. 


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 catheterization laboratory, echocardiography, and stress testing. The student will participate in discussions concerning patient selection for surgery and plans for preoperative assessment. In addition to the main conference schedule, cardiology grand rounds occur every Tuesday morning.

Moses
6:30 a.m. Daily: Attending teaching round in ICU (CT Surgery)
7:00 a.m. Daily: Rounds on step-down unit
8:00 a.m. Daily: Attending teaching round in ICU (Critical Care)
8:00 a.m. Friday:  Cardiothoracic surgery conference

Weiler:
6:30 a.m. Daily:  Attending teaching rounds in ICU (CT surgery) 

Robert Michler, MD 
Contact: Rosa Peguero at rpeguero@montefiore.org or 718-920-5381
All Modules
Maximum: 1
Students should contact Rosa Peguero prior to the start of the elective for meeting time and location. 



A612 The Montefiore Cardiothoracic Surgery Program (Montefiore Medical Center)
The Montefiore Cardiothoracic surgery program is a preceptorship program aiming to provide students 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 a three week period of lectures, meetings and conferences on 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 development of 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. Orientation  
B. Basic and Clinical Science introductory lecture
C. Career Paths in Cardiothoracic Surgery - emphasis on the team approach

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
C. Cardiac Surgical ICU
D. Cardiac Cath Lab and Echo
E. Social/Case Work

Robert Michler, MD 
Contact: Rosa Peguero at rpeguero@montefiore.org or 718-920-5381
All Modules
Maximum: 1
Students should contact Rosa Peguero prior to the start of the elective for meeting time and location. 

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