M. S. Cardiothoracic surgery or Master of Surgery in Cardiothoracic surgery is a two-year post graduate surgery course in the field of medicine which involves treatment of diseases through surgery affecting organs inside the chest (thorax), heart and lungs. This course focuses on training candidates towards acquiring high stake specializations to treating heart conditions through surgery. Performing Cardiac surgery at the secondary and tertiary levels with proficiency in the basic and applied clinical sciences, Cardiac intensive care, Cardiac surgical care, Emergency medicine etc are all concentrated on during the course tenure and complete knowledge and skills required for the same are imparted to the students.
Who can opt for M.S in Cardiothoracic Surgery?
Candidates who wish to take up a course in M. S Cardiothoracic surgery should possess an M.B.B.S. degree with a minimum of 50% to be eligible for it. They should also be prepared to appear for an entrance medical examination at the time of admission conducted by the institutes/colleges offering this course. Additionally, they should possess skills to be able to work under pressure, handle critical cases and should also be physically sound to be able to work continuously for long hours. They should respect human life and should be good natured to work with people coming from various strata of society.
Benefits of M.S in Cardiothoracic Surgery
This course is highly rewarding as it provides technical skills to candidates with optimum efficiency to develop surgical qualities for lifelong. It trains them to carry out research work, teach and become professionals in this field of medicine. Students also become capable in developing sub specialist expertise in cardiothoracic surgery. They can take up jobs as surgeons in hospitals and clinics and even own medical centers where they can practice individually, perform routine check-ups and even carry out surgeries. They become specialists in diagnosing and treating diseases relating to heart, lungs and blood vessels through medical as well as surgical operations.