Thoracic Surgery Residency Programs

U.S. Thoracic Surgery Residency Programs

A complete list of accredited U.S. thoracic surgery residency programs can be found on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education website. Follow the steps below to link to current information.

1. Visit ACGME’s public website at

2. Select List of Programs by Specialty.

3. From drop down menu, select Thoracic surgery, Congenital cardiac surgery or Thoracic surgery-integrated.

4. Click Run Report.

Click here to view a map of ACGME-accredited traditional, integrated (I6) and congenital programs.

2018 Integrated Thoracic Surgery Match Schedule
September 15, 2017: Registration opens at 12:00 p.m. ET
November 30, 2017: Standard registration deadline for applicants at 11:59 p.m. ET. After November 30, applicants incur a $50 late fee in addition to    the standard registration fee.
January 15, 2018: Rank order list entry opens at 12:00 p.m. ET
January 31, 2018: Program quota change, withdrawal, and SOAP participation deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET

February 21, 2018: Rank Order List Certification Deadline: ROLs must be certified by 9:00 p.m. ET
Also at 9:00 p.m. ET, Application late registration/Match withdrawal deadline
March 12, 2018:  Match Week- Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) begins at 11:00 a.m. ET.
March 15, 2018:  SOAP concludes at 11:00 a.m. ET
March 16, 2018: Match Day!
Medical School Match Day ceremonies at 12:00 p.m. ET
Match results sent by email and posted in the R3 system at 1:00 p.m. ET

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2018 Traditional Thoracic Surgery Match Schedule for 2019 Appointment Year

January 24, 2018: Match Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET
March 21, 2018: Ranking Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET
April 18, 2018: Quota Change Deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET
May 2, 2018: Rank Order List Certification Deadline at 9:00 p.m. ET
May 19, 2018: Match Day at 12:00 p.m. ET!

The 2018 Match for the 2019 appointment year has been combined with Vascular Surgery.

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TSDA Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship Match Schedule
2017 Match for 2018 Appointment Year

June 26, 2017: Match opens
July 31, 2017: Candidate application, signed and dated agreement, registration fee, and
letters of recommendation due
August 7-31, 2017: Program Directors schedule interviews
August 7-October 6, 2017: Applicant interviews
October 31, 2017: Applicant withdrawal deadline
October 31, 2017: Rank lists due from applicants and program directors
November 20, 2017: Match Day
July 1 – September 1, 2018: Approximate start of congenital cardiac surgery fellowship training programs

TSDA Resident, Faculty, and Program Evaluation Forms

TSDA evaluation forms are provided as a resource for cardiothoracic surgery program directors, program coordinators, faculty, and residents. Evaluation forms can be used to meet Residency Review Committee (RRC) guidelines for evaluating residents, faculty, and the program as a whole. Programs are responsible for maintaining and filing all relevant documents and evaluations; TSDA does not maintain individual program files.

Resident Evaluation
Printable Version
Interactive Version

Faculty Evaluation
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Program Evaluation
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