Clinical Education

About the Experience

In the final year of the program, students will progress through 4 clinical rotations where they will complete live clinical cardiopulmonary bypass cases and gain additional experience with extracorporeal technology. Each student will complete at least 75 clinical pump cases, 10 pediatric cases, and 5 Ventricular Assist Device or Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) cases. The program works with high-quality clinical affiliates around the country to provide students with clinical experiences in neonatal, infant, pediatric, and adult perfusion, heart, liver; and lung transplantation, ECMO, Ventricular Assist Devices, and autotransfusion.

Clinical rotations are aimed at building competence in fundamental clinical skill development. The practice and feedback acquired through our valued clinical affiliates will enhance the confidence necessary to graduate and independently deliver safe perfusion care.

For Clinical Instructors

We are currently seeking clinical instructors for all cardiac surgical procedures. If you are interested in becoming a clinical instructor, please contact William Dauch at dauch@musc.edu | 843-792-8404

Clinical Instructor Toolbox

Clinical Education Manual (PDF)

Clinical Excellence Awards

Perfusionist of the Year

  • Val Haripershad | Wellington Regional Hospital (Wellington New Zealand)

Clinical Site of the Year Award

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)