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Two Week Career Exploration Elective

Sponsoring Department: Surgery

Course Title:   SURY 425 - Career Exploration in Thoracic Surgery

Faculty Course Director: Ben Haithcock

Prerequisites: None

Periods Offered: all

Maximum Enrollment: 2 including Surgery Clerkship students

Clinical/Non-Clinical: Clinical

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

Learning Activities:

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.