Summer 2024

Advanced Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Internship


About this program

The Advanced Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Program (ACSSP) is designed for students who have successfully completed and developed fine motor skills at the Basic - Intermediate Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Summer Internship. This two-week intensive Advanced Program will further strengthen students’ knowledge and allow them to hone their skills by performing complex congenital heart procedures, including Tetralogy of Fallot repair, Norwood procedure, Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implantation, and Fontan procedure. This program is fast-paced and highly rigorous.


Tetralogy of Fallot Repair

Norwood Procedure

Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implantation

Fontan Procedure

Atrial Septal Defect Repair

Ventricular Septal Defect Repair

Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement

Ross Procedure

Konno Procedure

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Repair

Laparoscopic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Residential Information

Housing Cost: Includes lodging, all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), is provided for students at an additional cost which will be announced at a later date.

Minors traveling alone will be supervised 24/7 by our resident advisors. This cost is an additional $995.00 per program (Basic-Intermediate or Advanced.)

Program Dates

Jul 21, 2024 - Aug 03, 2024


Application Fee


Program Cost

$ 7995.0

(does not include Housing)

The program fee includes two pairs of scrubs for each student. This fee also covers the use of surgical instruments, sutures, LVAD devices, aortic valves, porcine hearts, heart boxes, and other medical supplies to perform various surgical procedures.