Feins Coordinates 2nd Annual Thoracic Surgery Resident Boot Camp

The Thoracic Surgery Directors Association has scheduled the second annual Thoracic Surgery Resident Bood Camp for July 31 through August 2 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. Under the leadership of Dr. Richard Feins, the Boot Camp is a unique educational experience in which 32 cardiothoracic residents from across the country undergo 2½ days of intensive simulator-based training. The forty-plus faculty members are comprised of senior-level cardiothoracic educators and will oversee four half-day modules in:

  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Vessel Anastomosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Lobectomy

The 2009 Boot Camp will again make extensive use of new simulators which enable the resident to learn and practice basic techniques in a safe and educationally sound environment. The program was extremely successful during its inaugural session last year.

For related article, see "You Never Know Unless You Try," published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.