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Our goal is to provide our residents with broad-based and balanced training in cardiothoracic surgery. We are committed to our residents’ whole person development as a respected professional with good judgment and sound surgical skills. The training environment will be a culture of caring based on the values of compassion, integrity, excellence, teamwork, and wholeness.

The Thoracic Surgery Residency Program Curriculum will be divided into the following rotations:

PGY Level

July – September

October – December

January – March

April – June


R1: General Thoracic Surgery I*


R2: Adult Cardiac Surgery I


R1: Adult Cardiac Surgery II

R2: Congenital Cardiac Surgery

R3: Adult Cardiac Surgery III

R4: General Thoracic Surgery II *


E (1-3): Adult Cardiac Surgery/Elective Rotations**

R1: Adult Cardiac Surgery IV

R2: General Thoracic Surgery III*

R3: Adult Cardiac Surgery V


*During this rotation residents will spend 2 days/week at the Loma Linda VA

** Residents may choose to do a 1 – 3 month elective rotation in any one (or combination) of the following: General Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Cardiac Cath or Adult Cardiac Surgery.


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