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Cardiothoracic Surgery Mock Oral Examinations: A Single Institution's 5-Year Experience

Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Source Name: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Erin M. Corsini, Kyle G. Mitchell, Tom C. Nguyen, Ara A. Vaporciyan, Mara B. Antonoff

Corsini et al examined the results of a single-institution's 5-year experience of cardiothoracic surgery mock oral examinations. They demonstrate that this time- and labor-intensive exercise where trainees verbalize and practice their certification examination in a safe, controlled environment with their faculty can lead to improvement in preparation for the high-stakes real examination, with an impressive 5-year 100% pass rate for trainees involved in this experience.

These results are encouraging for surgical educators and trainees alike in our quest to better prepare tomorrow's cardiothoracic surgeons for their transition to practice.

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