Emory University

Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

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Emory University

Emory university is a state University located right outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Emory has around 12,000 applicants a year, but only has a 26% accpetance rate, so they accept anywhere from 3,500-4,000 and decline about 7,000-9,000 students annually. Most of the studens that are accepted into Emory, have at least an 1800 SAT score, and/or at least a 32 on the ACT exams. Also many of the students that come to Emory are academically driven, so are looking for a furthered education, and then to move on to grad school. Many who come have at least a 3.85 gpa and try to continue that into college. Emory is a competitive school that has a great group of students that have a range of futures.

Why considering?

Emory, being outside of a big city like Atlanta, has great potential and oppurtunities for a student looking into a career of medicine. For me, I'm mostly looking at a career in Cardio-Thoracic surgery, but may also look to be a Trauma surgeon. Being outside of a big city, you would have the best chances to shadow or intern in a hospital. And being Atlanta, you'd have chances to see traumatic scenerios where you could really get good hands on training. Also, Emory would be good because it's down south, and being south, it's pretty warm, and it'd be pretty chill to hang out down south for the year, and be near Miami for spring break.
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Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Cardio, means heart, and Throacic means chest, so Cardio-Thoracic surgery is the operation on the heart, lungs, and the rest of the chest cavity. To be a Cardio-Thoracic surgeon, you need to be pretty determined, and willing to give up endless hours to the career. First, you would need to go through four years of a Pre-med study, and while in your pre-med years, you can major in anything. Many major in a science, but others major in others, for example, I'm planning on majoring in European History, while doing my pre-med. After your pre-med, you would have to do 4 years of med school. This is just a more in depth training and studying of medicine and helps you start to think of a field of medicine. Then, you could choose to attend a 2-4 year residency program. This is an opportunity to make money and work within a hospital, and learn about each field. For a surgical residency, you would glimpse each type of surgery there was, and try to get more practice in the one you eventually choose to be your career.

FAQ's

Emory is located in Atlanta Georgia, and is a pretty competitive school. It should be condidered because it is in a prime location and has perfect training oppurtunities. A Cardio Thoracic surgeon should be expected to perform long surgeries, and also be able to take care of patients in and out of surgery. The overall job pays 400,000 to 600,000 dollars a year and can be continued for as long as the person is able to. The Motto of Emory University is.