Simulation experience enhances medical students' interest in cardiothoracic surgery.

@article{Tesche2010SimulationEE,
  title={Simulation experience enhances medical students' interest in cardiothoracic surgery.},
  author={Leora J. Tesche and Richard H. Feins and Matthew M. Dedmon and Kimberly Niles Newton and Thomas M. Egan and Benjamin E. Haithcock and Nirmal Kumar Veeramachaneni and Michael E Bowdish},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={1967-73; discussion 1973-4}
}
BACKGROUND Applications to cardiothoracic training programs have declined dramatically. Increased effort in recruiting trainees is paramount. In this study, we test our hypothesis that mentored instruction on cardiothoracic simulators will enhance the interest of junior medical students in cardiothoracic surgery. METHODS First- and second-year medical students were recruited from a "surgery interest group" to receive mentored instruction on high-fidelity cardiothoracic simulators. Before and… CONTINUE READING

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