College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Cardiothoracic Surgery ProMedica

Title of Clerkship: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Elective Type: Third year elective

Department: Surgery

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: ProMedica Toledo Hospital

Course Number: SURG 764

Blocks available: All

Number of students per block: 1

Faculty: ProMedica Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Elective Description/Requirements:
Students will be given an individualized opportunity to participate in the activities of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Opportunities may be available for clinical experience in the operating room, in management of adult and pediatric cardiac surgical patients, or in clinical research. The focus will be the development of an understanding of the basic and clinical sciences as they pertain to cardiovascular surgical procedures and pulmonary resection.

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Links to Core Competencies/Educational Course Objectives: At the end of the rotation the student will be able to:

  1. Obtain and document a surgical history and physical examination. EPOs: IPC-1, IPC-2, PC-1, PC-3, PC-4
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the indications for cardiothoracic surgical procedures. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, MK-4, MK-7
  3. Demonstrate the ability to understand the important anatomic findings related to the various normal and pathologic conditions encountered on the service. EPOs: PC-2, PC-3, PC-8, MK-1, MK-2, MK-7
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of preoperative evaluation and postoperative ventilator management , pulmonary care, hemodynamic monitoring, pharmacologic cardiovascular treatment, and chest/mediastinal tube management. EPOs: PC-1, PC-3, PC-7, PC-8, PC-10, MK-6
  5. Appropriate use of imaging, endoscopic, and diagnostic modalities and recognition of abnormalities. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, MK-5, MK-7
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of common mechanisms of disease related to acquired cardiovascular disease. EPOs: PC-8, PC-10, MK-2, MK-4, MK-7
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the key steps of procedures performed while on the service. EPOs: PC-6, MK-7
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of nutritional assessment and ventilator management. EPOs: MK-2, MK-7, PC-7
  9. Demonstrate an understand of the basic science of wound healing and wound management. EPOs: MK-3, MK-5, MK-7

UT/COM students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Core Competencies and the current Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Interpretation of lab data
  2. Diagnostic tests-use/interpretation
  3. Small group instruction
  4. Case studies
  5. Teaching rounds
  6. Ambulatory care experience: office and outpatient surgery
  7. In-hospital surgical experience

Evaluation methods Employed:

  1. Clinical competency evaluations
  2. Faculty observation
  3. Professional assessments
  4. Attendance
  5. Case write up

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Yrs 1 and 2, passing USMLE Step 1, completion of Bridge Course.

Clerkship Director: Stephanie Pannell, M.D.

Clerkship Coordinator: Claudia Davis
Phone Number: 419.383.3580

Special Requirements:
Rotation requires approval from clerkship director through the coordinator. Participation in night call is recommended because many cases come in after hours. A call schedule may be arranged per individual faculty member.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Approved by ECC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      August 2018

Last Updated: 1/22/23