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Curriculum Overview/Rotations

The University of Rochester utilizes a truly balanced approach to training future cardiothoracic surgeons. The program uses a mixture of both didactic and clinical service educational experiences, to ensure that our graduates are intellectually capable, and technically and emotionally mature surgeons.

Approximately 2500 index cases are performed each year providing each resident with the necessary operative experience required by the American Board of Thoracic Surgeons to matriculate.

Rotation Schedule

THORACIC SURGERY PROGRAM PGY6

BLOCK 1 2 3 4
ROTATION General Adult Cardiac Cardiac Transplant/VAD General Thoracic General Thoracic*

*Two week rotation with radiation oncology, weekly tumor board, robust motility lab experience

THORACIC SURGERY PROGRAM  PGY7

BLOCK 1 2 3 4
ROTATION General Adult Cardiac General Thoracic General Thoracic General Thoracic