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|Course Name:||Thoracic Surgery|
|Coordinator(s):||Geoffrey Graeber, MD
Contact: Christine Vigeant Christine.Vigeant@umassmed.edu
|Sites Available:||UMMHC-Memorial Campus|
|Months Offered:||May through April|
|Number of Students / Month:||1|
|Prerequisites:||4th year medical student|
Elective Description: Clinical exposure to patients with pulmonary, esophageal, pleural and mediastinal disease in both inpatient (tertiary-care academic medical center: inpatient ward / operating room / intensive care units) and outpatient settings (pre-operative and post-operative ambulatory clinics / multi-disciplinary clinics with medical and radiation oncology). Yes, there are direct patient care responsibilities as part of the surgical team. NIGHT / WEEKEND CALL - optional; recommend 1 night in 4 – NOT in-house call.
OBJECTIVES: Assessment (diagnostic workup) and treatment planning for thoracic diseases:
1. Lung cancer
Assisting / observing in operating rooms for minor and major surgical cases; development of basic surgical skills.
|Location: UMMHC-Memorial Campus, 119 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01605 www.mapquest.com|