Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Physician Assistant Training

    Physician Assistant (PA) students interested in cardiothoracic surgery can elect to complete a four-week rotation through the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Since PAs share responsibility for patient management after graduation, it is most important for them to develop skills in:

    • Collecting historical and physical data from patients
    • Organizing and presenting this data to the supervising physician
    • Performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are common in cardiothoracic surgery

    This rotation is scheduled through the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Services.