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How to Become a Cardiothoracic Surgeon & What’s the Salary Like?

December 27, 2013
You will need: to study a premedical degree (4 years) then study another 4 years at medical school followed by a 5-year general surgery residency, and after that a 2-year cardiothoracic surgery residency After that you may also want to do further fellowships. It is a competitive residency, so you will have to have to do very well in medical school to be selected. The cardiothoracic surgeon salary: A cardiothoracic surgeon’s salary in private practice is up to $500,000 or more per year depend
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Cardiology & Cardiothoracic surgery (Open Heart Surgery) | Module 01

January 18, 2013
Watch Top Cardiothoracic Surgeons Perform Open Heart Surgery … followed by a hands-on cardiology workshop! If you are serious about becoming a top medical professional, be a part of these stimulating monthly meetings and subscribe for free to letters from the doc now! Apprentice Doctor chapter members will need the For Future Doctors kit to complete the practical projects for the cardiology session.
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Module 2 – Practice Medicine Safely

January 18, 2013
How to Prevent DEADLY Consequences to You and Your Patient!   Apprentice Doctor Club / Chapter: Module Two: “For the Sake of Your and Your Patient’s Safety”   Doctors and other medical professionals are there to help – to heal and not to harm their patients. All too often – inadvertently the opposite happens – the patient acquires an infection from the doctor or nurse attending to their problem, and not too infrequently the patient infects the attend
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Upper & Lower Respiratory System

January 18, 2013
Advice to Anesthetists: Lose anything you like – but NEVER-EVER lose your patient’s airway!   Apprentice Doctor Club / Chapter: Module Three: The Airway – it’s all about Oxygen!   The respiratory system is the bodily system responsible for moving Oxygen from the atmosphere and facilitating the transfer of Oxygen into the bloodstream, as well as moving Carbon Dioxide from the bloodstream into the atmosphere.   This might be a bit simplistically stated –
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What is Neurology and What is Neurosurgery about?

January 18, 2013
In Module Four – I would like to take you on a trip to operating theater and give you a glimpse into the professional life of a neurosurgeon. But let’s first distinguish the difference between a neurologist and a neurosurgeon. The public often uses these two terms as synonyms – but there is actually quite a difference in both the training and the scope of practice between these two medical specialties.   A neurosurgeon is a surgeon who specializes in the surgery of the
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Gastroenterology | Colorectal Cancer

January 18, 2013
The Silent Epidemic: Colorectal Cancer Let’s look at some USA death statistics and view it in perspective?   Nearly 3000 people died in the horrific 9-11 attacks. Over a period of 9 years during the war in Iraq, just over 33000 American soldiers died. Every year 50 000 Americans die due to Colorectal cancer!   A cancerous polyp in the colon Source: http://www.nitisurgical.com/colon_cancer_pictures.htm Colorectal cancer can be prevented by removing precancerous polyps (abnorma
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About us

The Apprentice Doctor®: History of the brand, core values and aims. The Apprentice Doctor® idea materialized in 2002 when Dr Anton Scheepers felt a desire to offer aspiring doctors and related medical professionals a glimpse into the field of medicine. The idea was to offer the student a hands-on experience and thus the concept of […]

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