Letter From The Director
It is my pleasure to welcome you to our website and to invite you to learn more about the Masters of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion program. Here you will learn about our activities, our faculty and staff, and our plans for the future. We hope you will see our drive and determination to educate and train the best, most qualified perfusionists in the country.
Our program is unique in many ways. We are housed within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery here in the School of Medicine. This division is nationally and internationally recognized and is shaping the future of heart and lung surgery. Having our program housed here will allow our students to be trained and taught by multiple levels of medical faculty and staff both clinically and didactically.
Our students will also take classes from the world-renowned Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program in the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine. The PA program has been consistently ranked as a top 10 PA program in the country and we are thrilled to give our students the opportunity to learn from their distinguished faculty.
Because of the rich healthcare environment in Salt Lake City and the state of Utah, our MSCP students may have the unique opportunity to attend all of their clinical rotations instate. Opportunities for clinical rotations exist at the University of Utah Hospital, Primary Children’s Medical Center, the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital, and other surrounding Utah hospitals . The perfusionists at these medical centers are some of the best in the country and having these centers as training sites provides a vast amount of clinical opportunities and cases.
As we go through the formal approval process for this graduate degree, we are excited for the opportunity to train the next generation of perfusionists. Please continue to check back for updates on the approval and accreditation process as well as for application information.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Kirk R. Bingham, MS, CCP
Director of Graduate Studies
University of Utah