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Rotations

During the third year, optional time is available for additional experience in congenital heart disease or in surgical treatment of heart failure, cardiac electrophysiology, and complex thoracic surgery as a three-month elective.

Primary Teaching Hospital

The primary clinical facility is the modern 416 bed Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the major tertiary care referral facility in central New Jersey. The hospital features a Level I Trauma Center, one of only three in the state, a new cancer hospital which opened in 2002 and a free standing Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital.

Operative Experience

 

Major General Thoracic

Heart Valve Surgery

Total Cases

2009 Graduate

**145 67 512

2008 Graduate

205 45 419
2007 Graduate
241 69 549
2006 Graduate
*167 129 781
2005 Graduate
249 84 758

2004 Graduate

226

77

757

2003 Graduate

216

78

771

2002 Graduate

200

140

985

2001 Graduate

193

116

705

2000 Graduate

166

68

535

1999 Graduate

215

159

944

*Started our program in October 2003 in lieu of July and therefore did not do the first three months of thoracic rotation.

**Due to the closing of his residency program at Thomas Jefferson University, his figures are based on both Thomas Jefferson & UMDNJ-RWJMS.