Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Further develop knowledge of cardiothoracic disease and enhance the ability to manage comprehensively the problems encountered in cardiac and thoracic surgery patients.
  • Participate in patient care (including diagnosis, preoperative and postoperative care) and learn about the cardiopulmonary hemodynamics.
  • Gain exposure to a wide variety of both cardiac and thoracic disease entities and participate in both open heart and thoracic procedures in the operating room.
  • Develop polished skills in the clinical assessment of vascular heart disease and the EKG diagnosis of arrhythmias.

654 Northwest Heart & Lung Surgical Associates, Spokane, WA

4wks Four weeks prior to your rotation start date, please contact Elke Bettger ( | 509.456.0262) for important instructions and information. Include the following:

  • Phone/pager number
  • Email address
Report to:
Elke Bettger, or as instructed by site
NW Heart & Lung Surgical Assoc., The Heart Institute, 122 W 7th Ave, Ste. 110
8:00am, or as intructed by site

685 UWMC

4wks Four weeks prior to your rotation start date, please contact Genia Hill ( | 206.685.8644) for important instructions and information including the name and contact information for the appropriate CT Fellow with whom to meet on the first day of your rotation. Please include the following:

  • Phone number
  • Email address
Report to:
UWMC CT Fellow (page prior to rotation start), as assigned by Genia Hill
UWMC, 1959 NE Pacific Street
As instructed by site
Work Hours Policy

The goals of the medical students and the faculty of the School of Medicine are one and the same: to get the best medical education possible while not ignoring overall health and happiness. Attention needs to be paid to both duty/work hours and personal time.

Work hours rules have been developed for residents, but similar rules have not been developed for medical students. There are obvious differences in terms of goals, reimbursement, and responsibilities between residents and students. Nonetheless, some guidelines for students apply.