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Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Society For Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland (SCTS) was founded in 1934 and currently has two national representatives for junior and senior cardiothoracic trainees. The National Trainee Committee for Cardiothoracic Surgery (NTCCTS) is the trainee arm of the SCTS and acts to represent cardiothoracic surgery trainees. There are approximately 200 national training numbers (NTNs) in the UK and the SCTS is the only speciality association that offers fully funded curriculum aligned courses for each year of training. The Society also organises courses for non-training grade doctors and outreach projects for medical students and junior doctors interested in a career in cardiothoracic surgery. Additionally, SCTS is implementing a new seven-year cardiothoracic surgery curriculum with the aim of refining training requirements and streamlining the training pathway. This will be complemented with a trainee guide mapping out case competency and procedure numbers required per year of training.

SCTS ASiT Representatives:

Abdul Badran - ilm376@hotmail.com  

Duncan Steele - djksteele@gmail.com

Webpage: www.scts.org

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