Waikato Cardiothoracic Unit
Dedicated to Surgical Education
Surgical education is central to the units ethos.
Daily consultant led teaching ward rounds are focussed on clinical diagnosis and decision making,
Active weekly sessions are held on core cardiothoracic topics and a complimentary weekly journal club. Trainees and fellows are included in weekly thoracic and cardiac multidisciplinary meetings.
Regular simulation sessions cover areas related to surgical technique and dexterity development.
Waikato Cardiothoracic Unit is the New Zealand Centre of Excellence for delivery of the international CALS course (http://www.csu-als.com/cals-anz.html).