Education & Time Off


  1. Tuesday afternoon resident conference.
  2. Thoracic Treatment Planning Conferences Tuesday mornings at Huntsman Cancer Institute
  3. Journal Club: Cardiac and Thoracic
  4. Mortality and Morbidity conference
  5. Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery CORE Curriculum Review (3 day program in September sponsored by Intermountain Medical Center)
  6. Joint conferences with Division of Cardiology throughout the year
  7. In-service Examinations annually
  8. General Surgery Board Examinations (optional)
  9. PGY 6 residents may attend a sponsored CT program development meeting such as the TSDA boot camp.
  10. PGY-7 residents will be funded for attending the annual meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) or the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS).

Vacation/Meeting Time Off

  • Three weeks of vacation per year
  • Meeting time provided on an individual basis in first year for TSDA Boot Camp or equivalent
  • Meeting time provided to attend a major conference such as STS or AATS in second year
  • Meeting time provided for research presentations at conferences