J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010;139:798-799
© 2010 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Letter to the Editor
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
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To the Editor:
I read with great interest, and a degree of nostalgia, Dr Kumar's editorial1 on the second assistant.
It brought back memories of a time long ago, when I was young and thirsty for learning. I spent 18 months as a Senior House Officer (the most junior member of the surgical team) in Southampton, UK, where my only role in theaters was to harvest a length of vein and then stand next to the surgeon as a second assistant.
Dr Kumar offers great advice on how to make the most of this time.
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2010 139: 1355.
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2009 137: 1311-1314.
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