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CTS 199: Undergraduate Research

Allows for qualified students to undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-18 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CTS 300A: Cardiothoracic Surgery Clerkship

Selective 2. Open to visitors. In this clerkship students participate with one of the two cardiothoracic surgical teams on rounds, in the operating room, in the outpatient cardiothoracic surgery clinic, and in joint weekly conferences with the medical cardiology and pediatric cardiology services. Preqrequisites: Surgery 300A or final-year student. Reporting instructions: Where: Resident's Room, North ICU, student should contact coordinator prior to arrival; Time: 6:30 am. (SUMC)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 6 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

CTS 301B: Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery Clerkship

Open to visitors. A basic introduction to adult cardiac surgical disease. Diagnostic and therapeutic techniques are emphasized, and the students are taught applied cardiothoracic anatomy and physiology. Students are expected to participate in pre-operative evaluation, the operations, and the postoperative care of each patient. The surgical faculty and housestaff closely supervise students. Advanced students can easily assume intern-level responsibilities, if desired. More time is available at the PAVAMC for reading compared to the Stanford University Hospital. Participation is expected at didactic sessions where the clinical clerks and the faculty discuss various aspects of cardiothoracic pathophysiology and pathologic anatomy. These sessions can be individualized according to a student¿s specific interest and background. Attendance at the Saturday morning SUMC adult cardiothoracic surgery conference is expected but not mandatory. Students also have access and supervision to the cardiac simulation or where a variety of cardiac surgical skills and techniques may be practiced. Prerequisites: Surgery 300A or equivalent clinical preparation. Reporting instructions: Where: PAVAMC Surgery Office (Building 101, 3rd floor); Time: 8:00 am. (PAVAMC)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 6 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

CTS 303A: Advanced Thoracic Surgery Clerkship

Open to visitors. Intensive clinical experience in thoracic surgery (non-cardiac). Direct, supervised responsibility for both intra- and post-operative management of patients with benign or malignant intrathoracic disease. Particularly extensive exposure to thoracic oncology and video-assisted techniques. Participation as integral member of the thoracic surgical service allows education in the diagnostic and therapeutic thought-processes required in complex surgical decision-making. Prerequisites: Surgery 300A. Reporting instructions: Where: Students should contact the coordinator prior to the first day; Time: TBA. (SUMC)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 6 | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

CTS 370: Medical Scholars Research

Provides an opportunity for student and faculty interaction, as well as academic credit and financial support, to medical students who undertake original research. Enrollment is limited to students with approved projects.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 4-18 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

CTS 398A: Clinical Elective in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Open to visitors. Provides an opportunity for a student in the clinical years to have a clinical experience in Cardiothoracic Surgery, of a quality and duration to be decided upon by the student and a faculty preceptor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Please note: Students cannot add 398A clerkships directly to their fishbowl schedules through the regular shuffles. Please contact Caroline Cheang in the Office of Medical Student Affairs at cheang@stanford.edu or 650-498-7619 with the faculty preceptor's name and email address to add this clerkship. Prerequisites: Card 300A, consent of the designated faculty preceptor, and approval by an Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Reporting instructions: Where: TBA (designated faculty preceptor); Time: TBA. (SUMC, PAVAMC)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 6 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

CTS 399: Graduate Research

Allows for qualified students to undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-18 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
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