Cardiothoracic Surgery Curriculum

1 Introduction

The Cardiothoracic Surgery curriculum provides the approved United Kingdom (UK) framework for the training of doctors to the level of independent consultant practice in cardiac, thoracic or cardiothoracic surgery, addressing the requirements of patients, the population and the strategic health services.

The curriculum will also be followed for training in the Republic of Ireland. General Medical Council (GMC) approval of the curriculum pertains to UK training programmes while those in the Republic of Ireland are governed by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Medical Council of Ireland.

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