26 May 2023

One board exam for all CTS surgeons worldwide?

Join our host, Miia L Lehtinen, as she speaks to Stephen Clark (Chairman of The European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EBCTS)), Edu Quintana (Secretary, EBCTS) & Yvonne Hurst (Expert in examination science/educational advisor to EBCTS) about the history of the EBCTS, what the exam is like, why it’s important and how it supports the mission to ensure high standards for cardiothoracic surgeons.

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Guest speakers:

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Yvonne was born in Stirlingshire, Scotland and is a graduate of Glasgow University. She obtained her PhD at the University of Edinburgh Medical School and a Masters degree in Education with distinction from Keele University. Passionate about educational measurement in medical education, she provides assessment expertise for RCSEd directly but also works with external examining bodies through the College Consultancy service.

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Professor Clark trained in London, Cambridge and Toronto in cardiothoracic surgery before commencing his Consultant post in Newcastle, UK in 2000 where he is now Deputy Clinical Director of Cardiothoracic Services. His main interests are in heart and lung transplantation and in patient safety. He is Chairman of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He holds several national and international roles. 

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Dr. Quintana was born in Olot (Girona) and graduated at Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona Medical School. He completed a residency in cardiovascular surgery at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and did a 2 year clinical fellowship at the Mayo Clinic Rochester MN USA. He is the Residency/Fellowship program director at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.  He is currently the Secretary of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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