Two Week Career Exploration Elective
Sponsoring Department: Surgery
Course Title: SURY 425 - Career Exploration in Thoracic Surgery
Faculty Course Director: Ben Haithcock
Periods Offered: all
Maximum Enrollment: 2 including Surgery Clerkship students
Duration of Elective/Selective: 2 weeks
Where/When to report on first day: Please call Stacey Owen 966-4781 the week prior for contact information.
Learning Objectives: (what student will be able to do as a result of this experience)
1. Understand the scope of thoracic surgery in terms of diseases, diagnosis, and treatment
2. Learn surgical techniques on using thoracic surgical simulators in the UNC Thoracic Surgery Simulation Laboratory.
3. Observe the day to day lifestyle of a thoracic surgeon
4. Understand the training opportunities in thoracic surgery
Weekly scheduled conferences and rounds
Rounds, clinics and ORs each day
Simulation laboratory exercises
Expected hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (approx.)
No on-call requirements
STUDENTS: This rotation is also available through the Surgery Clerkship
Evaluation: All 2-week career exploration electives are pass fail. Attendance and participation are required to pass. A presentation may be assigned.