Pros: great learning experience
Cons: short, or no breaks. must be extremely flexible with scheduling.
Excellent learning experience taking care of cardiac and thoracic transplant , ECMO, and LVAD patients. There is no typical day, with multiple tasks assigned throughout the course of the day. The service is often short staffed with multiple ORs running. I enjoy harvesting vein during CABGs, and working with interns and fellows.