2017 TSDA Boot Camp was held Sept. 14-17, 2017 in Chapel Hill, NC.
As an ongoing contributor to TSDA Boot Camp The Chamberlain Group is always delighted to hear news of another successful program. We would also like to offer a hearty Congratulations! on the program’s 10th anniversary. TSDA Boot Camp provides incoming residents with an experiential foundation and hands-on practice in basic cardiothoracic operating skills so that they are better prepared to enter the CT surgery operating room at their home programs.
Understanding that success in medical training hinges on tools that are as functional, durable, and accessible—as they are anatomically accurate—is central to The Chamberlain Group’s approach.
The Heart Cases we supplied to TSDA Boot Camp 2017 were originally developed by The Chamberlain Group in collaboration with TSDA Boot Camp Program Director Dr. James I. Fann, MD. Dr. Fann is a pioneer in the field of immersive and simulation learning and Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center. He approached us with the premise that limited exposure and visualization, compounded by technical complexity, had adversely affected resident training in mitral valve surgery. With this in mind he envisioned a heart trainer that was anatomically accurate and compact enough for travel. The Chamberlain Group delivered, designing and manufacturing Heart Case as a portable, safe, and cost-effective training platform for repeat and deliberate practice in basic cardiac operative skills. Heart Case: Case Study
In the years since it’s inception we continue to evolve this product as opportunities arise, developing:
- New Heart Case accessories for MIS and other procedures
- Customized Heart Cases and aortic roots for valve implantation training
- Related task trainers with a smaller profile and lower cost such as our Pocket Vessel Anastomosis Trainer