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.
Surgical Knot Tying
Thoracic Aortic Vessel Ligation
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts (Proximal and Distal)
Aortic/Mitral Valve Replacement
Students will stay on campus and room with another intern of the same gender.
Program 1: Jun 26, 2023 - Jul 07, 2023
Program 2: Jul 10, 2023 - Jul 21, 2023
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.