Medical Students

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine|NewYork-Presbyterian offers courses for Weill Cornell Medical College students as early as the first year.

First-year courses include:

  • Anatomy Laboratory — students participate in dissection of the heart and lungs
  • Physiology of the Heart and Diseases of the Heart

Third- and fourth-year lectures:

  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Postoperative Monitoring
  • Surgical Treatment of Valvular Disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease

Third-year students can elect to do a one-week rotation with Cardiac Surgery. Third-year and fourth-year students can also elect to do a two-week or four week rotation called "Subinternship in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery."