Is someone listening? The first IJTC National Survey of CTVS trainees

  • Varun ShettyEmail author
  • Niket Arora
Young Surgeons Forum


Cardiothoracic surgery will soon have a shortage of qualified surgeons in India, because the profession is losing appeal among surgical residents. Do we really understand why the profession is not their first choice, or what the current cardiothoracic residents think about their training? This article is the first nationwide survey meant only for cardiothoracic residents in training, conducted through online survey tool to report on the issues concerning our residents.


Thoracic surgery Residents Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery 


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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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© Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiac SurgeryNarayana Institute of Cardiac SciencesBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Seven Hills HospitalMumbaiIndia

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