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Make Cardiac Surgery Great again: The Perks of Being a Resident
Training in cardiac surgery is a cumbersome topic. Over the last years, major cardiac surgical operations have been found to decrease due to the increasing number in transcatheter interventions. Becoming a cardiac surgeon has become partly a hard task. Since the beginning of 2020, the new coronavirus epidemic has been shaking peoples' lives all over the world, hindering every normal hospital activity including residency programs.
The author declares to be biased because he is a current trainee in cardiac surgery. Furthermore, he is son and brother of commercial pilots and his opinion might be skewed toward a more aviation-akin training.
“Special Swiss Young Cardiac Surgeon Award 2020” Cardiac Surgical Training at the Time of COVID-19”.
Received: 20 September 2020
Accepted: 07 October 2020
19 January 2021 (online)
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