Summer 2024

Basic-Intermediate Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Internship


About this program

The Basic – Intermediate Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Internship (BI CSSSI) is a two-week highly interactive internship for High School and Pre-Med students to take the first steps towards mastering complex cardiothoracic surgery. Throughout this course, a strong emphasis will be placed on hands-on learning to master the following fundamental cardiothoracic surgical skills. Students will work in pairs with their own porcine heart models in the wet lab. Students will also receive clinical and anatomical lectures from AAMS surgeons and medical students. NOTE: YOUR CHOICE OF PROGRAMS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.


Surgical Knot Tying

Instrument Handling

Cardiothoracic Dissection

Thoracic Aortic Vessel Ligation

Running Sutures

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts (Proximal and Distal)

Aortic/Mitral Valve Replacement

Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Residential Information

Students will stay on campus and room with another intern of the same gender.

Program Dates

Program 1: Jul 07, 2024 - Jul 20, 2024

Program 2: Jul 21, 2024 - Aug 03, 2024


Application Fee


Program Cost

$ 6995.0

The program fee does not include housing fees.

The program fee includes two pairs of scrubs for each student. Surgical instruments, sutures, aortic valves, porcine hearts, heart boxes, and other supplies are provided for use during the program.