News & Events

2017 Integrated Thoracic Surgery Match Schedule
September 15, 2016: Registration opens at 12:00 p.m. ET
November 30, 2016: Applicant Early Registration Deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET
January 15, 2017: Ranking Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET
February 22, 2017: Rank Order List/Application Registration Deadline at 9:00 p.m. ET
March 17, 2017: Match Data at 12:00 p.m. ET

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2017 Traditional Thoracic Surgery Match Schedule for 2018 Appointment Year
February 1, 2017: Match Opens
March 22, 2017: Ranking Opens
April 19, 2017: Quota Change Deadline
May 3, 2017: Rank Order List Deadline
May 17, 2017: Match Day

The 2017 Match for the 2018 appointment year has been combined with Vascular Surgery.

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TSDA Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship Match
2016 Match for 2017 Appointment Year
July 1, 2016: Match opens
July 31, 2016: Candidate application, signed and dated agreement, registration fee, and letters of recommendation due
August 8-September 1, 2016: Applicant interviews
October 14, 2016: Applicant withdrawal deadline
October 14, 2016: Rank lists due from applicants and program directors
November 21, 2016: Match day
July 1, 2017: Approximate start of congenital cardiac surgery fellowship training program

TSDA In-Training Exam
(CT surgery residents)

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017 (backup date)

TSDA Congenital In-Training Exam
(congenital cardiac surgery fellows)

Saturday, March 18, 2017


Why You Should Become a Cardiothoracic Surgeon

ABTS Video Explains Part II (Oral) Exam
The American Board of Thoracic Surgery created a video that explains the format of the Part II (Oral) Exam. The video describes the Oral Exam process and provides tips to candidates on how to do their best on the exam. The Board encourages all candidates of the Oral Exam to view the video before their exam date. Please visit to access this important video.

Fighting Fatigue: A Guide for Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents
Now Available
Cardiothoracic surgery residency Program Directors, Program Coordinators, and residents are encouraged to download this free resource designed to provide useful advice to residents working late at night and extended hours.

Operative Case Log Update
The American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) and Thoracic Surgery Residency Review Committee (RRC) would like to provide instructions about the transition of cardiothoracic case logs from CTSNet to the ACGME case log system.