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TECoG is now part of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Assocation!

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Thoracic Education Cooperative Group (TECoG) was organized on the premise that significant advances in Thoracic surgical education would be made by a cooperative approach to the design and conduct of studies on trainees through multi-institutional research.

Next meeting Information:

We will hold our next TECoG meeting  in San Diego in conjunction with the AATS 2018 meeting. Stay tuned for more details

TECoG began in 2014, out of interest in enhancing quality, expanding power, and utilizing collaboration in conducting educational research in Thoracic Surgery.

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