Standard II.C.3. Curriculum – Clinical Cases, requires approval of clinical affiliates by the AC-PE. The Standard states:
Clinical case availability must be adequate to support the number of students admitted to the program. A minimum of 75 clinical cases at AC-PE approved clinical affiliates requiring cardiopulmonary bypass must be the performed by each student prior to graduation. A minimum of 10 clinical pediatric cases requiring cardiopulmonary bypass must be observed or performed prior to graduation.