Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Training in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

The Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery considers that credentialling in paediatric cardiac surgery can only be achieved after post-fellowship training.

The Board encourages trainees to rotate through one of the hospitals offering paediatric cardiac surgery (Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Westmead Children's Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital - on rotation to Princess Margaret Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae Hospital) for six months, preferably in the second or third year of Cardiothoracic Surgery training.

Should a trainee spend six months in a paediatric cardiac surgery post, then the criteria for minimal operative experience may be reduced. The reduction will be determined on a case by case basis and at the discretion of the Board.