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Medical Students

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The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine|NewYork-Presbyterian offers courses for Weill Cornell Medical College students as early as the first year.

First-year courses include:

  • Anatomy Laboratory — students participate in dissection of the heart and lungs
  • Physiology of the Heart and Diseases of the Heart

Third- and fourth-year lectures:

  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Postoperative Monitoring
  • Surgical Treatment of Valvular Disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease


Third-year students can elect to do a one-week rotation with Cardiac Surgery. Third-year and fourth-year students can also elect to do a two-week or four week rotation called "Subinternship in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery – MCTS.8301.NYP."

For further details on the course please log-in to LEARN (visit VSAS for non-WCM students) or contact the Office of Medical Education registrar@med.cornell.edu (212) 746-1050.

International medical students, please visit the WCM, Medical College website.

Weill Cornell Medicine Cardiothoracic Surgery 525 East 68th Street
Box 110
Suite M 404
New York, NY 10065 Directions
Phone: (212) 746-5166