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Education

August 30, 2021
The authors present a creative way to describe step-by-step the double switch procedure for congenitally-corrected transposition of the great arteries using hand-drawn pictures and animation.
August 28, 2021
In this article, Trudell et al surveyed the Women in Thoracic Surgery membership to assess for characteristics of allyship. Qualities of allyship identified include mentorship, support, and sponsorship; whereas, competitiveness, disrespect, discrimination, stereotyping, unconscious bias, and undermining were reported as detrimental factors.
August 28, 2021
In this study by Olive et al, they demonstrate the demographic landscape of current cardiothoracic surgeons and trainees in terms of sex and race/ethnicity, and demonstrate improvement in diversity of trainees and faculty across multiple training pathways over the years.
August 28, 2021
In this article, Loo et al demonstrate in a survey to the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association membership that only approximately 20% of trainees were accurate in estimating surgeon reimbursement, with a demonstrated lack of understanding in how reimbursement models work, despite acknowledgement of its importance.
August 26, 2021
We describe a case of a premature infant who required surgical intervention for tricuspid endocarditis.
August 23, 2021
Interview with Ammara Watkins, the 2020 CTSNet Resident Competition Winner.
July 26, 2021
We present a video case report of the course and operations for a patient with hypoplastic left heart variant and a ventricular septal defect.
July 16, 2021
This study assessed cognitive involved in cardiac surgical procedures from the perspective of three different specialty groups: surgeons, anesthesiologists, and perfusionists.  The 137 unique processes that were identified were classified as: decision points, critical communications, pitfalls, and strategies.  Understanding these processes and the di
July 1, 2021
This video provides detailed instructions of how orthotopic heart transplantation is taught at a high-volume heart transplant center using a bicaval technique.
May 11, 2021
This Beat episode, hosted by Dr. Brian Mitzman, invites Dr. Elliot Servais, general thoracic surgeon, to discuss training the next generation of thoracic surgeons.

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