This two to four weeks elective aims to provide medical students with basic knowledge of cardiac and/or thoracic surgery, which is usually not taught in detail as an undergraduate. It will equip pre‐internship students with the necessary exposure to invasive bedside procedures such as central venous line, arterial line, chest tube insertion, etc.
This programme will also help students to develop an in‐depth understanding of cardiopulmonary physiology as applied in the intensive care unit and cardiothoracic surgical setting. Students will be expected to follow and participate in the ward rounds, and assist the team, under supervision, in their ward work as well as join the many core curriculum teaching sessions and conferences organised by the NHCS for junior doctors.
Three to four weeks
Of note, students attached to NHCS will not be expected to carry out any ward-based invasive procedures such as IV Cannulation, blood-taking, pleural tap or central line setting even under supervision.
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