CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep 2021; 10(01): e6-e8
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721471
Case Report: Cardiac

Make Cardiac Surgery Great again: The Perks of Being a Resident

1  Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
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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”.

Publication History

Received: 20 September 2020

Accepted: 07 October 2020

Publication Date:
19 January 2021 (online)

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