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The first year of our traditional program is comprised of rotations on the General Thoracic and the Adult Cardiac Surgery Services at Yale-New Haven Hospital plus the cardiothoracic service the West Haven Veterans Administration Hospital. The second year of our traditional program consists of return to either the Adult Cardiac Surgery service or the Thoracic Surgery service, depending on the trainee’s interest, plus time on the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Service. This base curriculum is intended to be flexible and can accommodate a one to two-month elective rotation (e.g., cardiac catheterization laboratory or interventional pulmonology).