Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Each Trainee is required to maintain a detailed log book of their operative experience for the duration of training.

Reports from the supervisor of the Cardiothoracic Training will be provided to the Board as another part of trainees' assessment.

You can download the current assessment form (PDF 315Kb). Please discard any older versions of this assessment form.

These assessments should be reviewed by the Supervisors of Cardiothoracic Surgical training at the Trainee's hospital on a regular basis and should also be submitted to the Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery every six months. The Trainee will receive feedback from the Board as a result of the log book and assessment report review.

From 2012 Trainees are required to complete DOPS in conjunction with other assessments as per the table below and these should be submitted to the Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery once each procedure has been completed. The Trainee will receive feedback from the Board at the time of logbook and assessment report review.

 
SET 1
SET 2
SET 3
SET 4
SET 5
SET 6
Total
Exposure & mobilisation of the long saphenous vein
x2 x3 x3 x1     9
Median sternotomy
x1 x3 x3 x2     9
Harvesting of radial artery
  x2 x2 x2     6
Dissection of internal mammary artery
  x3 x3 x3 x1   10
Aortic valve replacement
      x2 x2 x2 6
Coronary artery bypass grafting
    x2 x3 x3 x3 11
Mitral valve surgery
        x1 x2 3
Redo-sternotomy for any indication
        x2 x2 4
  • Must be assessed by separate trainers.
  • Total must be # of forms by # of separate trainers.
  • Number is for satisfactorily completed DOPS.
  • In an institution less than 3 surgeons, consideration will be given.
  • Trainees in SET 2 to SET 6 in 2012 will be exempt from DOPS for previous SET levels.



Performance Management of Cardiothoracic Trainee on Probationary Training

The purpose of this performance management form (PDF 57Kb) is to assist the Trainee in improving his/her performance, where one or more significant deficiencies in performance have been identified. This form may be regarded as a performance contract.