Interview Dates: Integrated 6-Year Programs


Thoracic Surgery Residency Program Interview Dates: Integrated 6-Year Programs

Interview dates will be posted once they become available.

Click here to access calendar view.

Albany Medical Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Cleveland Clinic
Columbia University
Duke University
Emory University
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Stanford University
University of California Davis
University of Cincinnati
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
University of Rochester
Medical University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Yale New Haven Medical Center


 

Albany Medical Center
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Albany, NY

Narrative
The Interview days begins Sunday with a welcome reception the evening prior to the interview day. The Interview Day begins with breakfast and an Introduction of the program given by the Lewis Britton, III, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Program Director. Followed by individual interviews with the Cardiac and Thoracic faculty. Lunch with the faculty and residents provides an opportunity for additional questions in a group setting. Current residents are available all day for questions and a tour of our facility.

Interview Dates
January 21, 2019
February 4, 2019
February 18, 2019
March 4, 2019

Interview Location
Albany Medical Center
50 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

Contact Information
Veronica Bennett
Program Coordinator
Phone: 518-262-4880
E-mail:  bennetv@mail.amc.edu
Website: www.amc.edu
Return to top of page.



Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Boston, MA

Narrative
For over a century, Brigham and Women’s Hospital has been a leader of innovation in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. We have committed ourselves to produce a leader in the field through our clinical excellence, residency teaching and basic/clinical research.  We will match two residents; one for cardiac track and one for thoracic track.

Residents will receive the training at the world’s renowned hospitals, such as Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and West Roxbury VA hospital. The guidelines of the training program are as the following.

Junior Residency: PGY 1-3
The junior residency consists of the first three years, and a many rotations are in general surgery. Approximately three-fourths of the PGY 1 year is on general surgery rotations; one-half of the PGY 2 year; and one quarter of the PGY 3 year. The residents will also spend time in cardiac surgery both at the Brigham and West Roxbury VA during PGY 3, thoracic Surgery during PGY 1 and 3 at the Brigham during PGY 3 and pediatric cardiac surgery at Boston Children’s during PGY 3. The residents will also spend time in both cardiac and thoracic ICU as well as time in the echocardiogram laboratory and cath laboratory.

Two year Research and Enrichment Period:
Between the PGY 3 and PGY 4 clinical years, residents are required to take 2-3 years for laboratory research; translational research; or an MPH study. During this time, they take call on the TSS and CSS services at night.

Intermediate Residency: PGY 4
The PGY 4 year is the transition between junior resident and senior resident and consists of core rotations on the Thoracic Surgery Service and the Cardiac Surgery Service.

Senior Residency: PGY 5-6
For residents in the cardiac track of this program, the first year is divided into a six-month rotation in the Cardiac Surgical Service, five months on the Thoracic Surgical Service and a one-month elective rotation in interventional cardiology. The second year is divided into two six-month chief resident rotations between BWH cardiac surgery and Children’s Hospital cardiac surgery.

For the general thoracic surgery track, the residents will spend in their first year six months on the Thoracic Surgical Service (as chief residents on the white team) and six months in the adult and congenital cardiac surgery service. In their second year, they will spend six months on the Thoracic Surgical Service, three months on the Cardiac Surgical Service and 3 months on an elective rotation in radiology, pathology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pediatric cardiac surgery or lung transplantation.

Residents will also receive weekly didactics on Wednesday morning based on TSDA curriculum. We also provide additional teaching rounds to accommodate clinical case based teaching.

Applicants should register through the NRMP and provide a completed application through ERAS. The NRMP program code number for the BWH/BCH I-6 programs are 1265461C0 for the thoracic track position and 1265461C1 for the cardiac track position. Programs participating in ERAS may only accept those application materials sent electronically through ERAS. We will not accept any additional supporting documents by mail.

Requirements and Deadline

We require the following documents to be available for download through ERAS for a complete application to be reviewed:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE transcript

We do not require a chairman’s letter and do not review any applications until they are complete.

The format will be only one interview date, and will not be able to schedule any individual interview dates outside of the session.

The format for the interview days begins with a welcome Reception on Friday evening followed by the Interview Day on Saturday. The interview day begins with a breakfast during the early morning check-in time, followed by an orientation session with the division chiefs and program directors. Following the orientation session, each candidate will meet with four groups consisting of three or four key faculty members in each room. Cardiothoracic surgery residents and fellows will be on hand throughout the morning to visit informally with the candidates between interviews and to conduct hospital tours. The interview sessions conclude with a buffet luncheon attended by all candidates, faculty, and cardiothoracic surgery residents and fellows. For the purpose of making travel arrangements, applicants may anticipate being finished with all interview and tour activities by 5 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Sasha A. Smith, program coordinator, Dr. Michael Jaklitsch, Program Director or Dr. Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Associate Program Director.

E-mail:  sasmith2@bwh.harvard.edu, tkaneko2@partners.org
Phone: (617) 525-9385

Interview Dates
January 4, 2019
January 5, 2019

Interview Location
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information
Sasha A. Smith
Education Program Manager
Phone: (617) 525-9385
E-Mail: sasmith2@bwh.harvard.edu
Website: https://www.brighamandwomens.org/surgery/for-medical-professionals/cardiothoracic-surgery-residency
Return to top of page.


 


Cleveland Clinic
Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Narrative
Selected applicants should plan to arrive Sunday, January 7th, to attend dinner with Cleveland Clinic faculty members. Hotel accommodations will be arranged for applicants. Interviews will be conducted on Monday the 8th of January, and will conclude in a mid to late-afternoon time frame.

Interview Dates

Interview Location
Cleveland Clinic
Miller Pavilion
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Contact Information
Darlene Straub
Residency Coordinator
Phone: 216-445-6816
E-mail: straubd@ccf.org
Website:
Return to top of page.


 

Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian
Cardiothoracic Surgery
New York, NY

Narrative
The Integrated Six year program is equally divided into three year portions. This allows for an opportunity to elect academic enrichment period of one or two years, if the resident wishes.

During the second three year period, gradually increasing exposure and responsibility in adult cardiac, pediatric cardiac, and thoracic surgical areas is acquired. Throughout the training period a rigorous core curriculum along with didactic teaching and conference schedule is woven as an integral part of the training program.

During the final year it is expected that the resident will be able to assume major patient care and intraoperative responsibility in the full range of patients and procedures, including the latest techniques, therapies and devices. The resident will be eligible, upon successful completion, to take the examinations leading to certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Requirements:
All applicants must apply through ERAS and must match through the NRMP.  Our NRMP program code number is 1495461C0.  Complete applications require USMLE results, Medical School Transcripts, Dean’s Letter and 3 Letters of Recommendation. The deadline for applications is November 1st, 2018.  Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Interviews:
A welcome reception will be held the evening prior to the interview day. The interview day will begin with breakfast during early morning check-in, followed by a warm welcome and program overview with the division chiefs and program director. Interviews will be conducted by the Program Director and several members of the Cardiothoracic Faculty. Current residents are available all day for questions and will provide tours of our facility. The day will conclude with a lunch attended by faculty and residents, providing an additional opportunity for questions.

Interview Dates
January 13, 2019

Interview Location
Columbia University Medical Center, Milstein Hospital
177 Fort Washington Avenue, 7G-435
New York, NY 10032

Contact Information
Jennifer Trinidad
Program Coordinator
Phone:   212-305-1629
E-mail:  ct-training@cumc.columbia.edu
Web: http://columbiasurgery.org/cardiothoracic-training

Return to top of page.


 


Duke University Hospital
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Durham, NC

Interview Dates

Interview Location
10 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information
Penny Potvin
Program Coordinator
E-mail: penny.potvin@duke.edu
Website: http://cardiothoracic.surgery.duke.edu/education-and-training/residency-program/integrated-thoracic-surgery-residency-program

Return to top of page.


 


Emory University
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Atlanta, GA

Interview Dates
December 6, 2019

Interview Location

Contact Information
Chelsea Mosley
Manager, Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Programs
Phone:  (404) 778-4038
E-mail: chelsea.mosley@emory.edu
Website: http://www.surgery.emory.edu/training/ct-surgery-residency-fellowships/index.html
Return to top of page.



Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
New Hyde Park, NY

Interview Dates

Contact Information
Victoria Waithe
Residency Coordinator
Phone: (718) 470-4475
E-mail: vruiz@northwell.edu
Website:
Return to top of page.


 


Indiana University School of Medicine
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Indianapolis, IN

Narrative
Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents and Fellows host a welcome dinner for the candidates Tuesday evening, followed by interview sessions with faculty members beginning Wednesday morning. Candidates arrive to the interview location for breakfast and an orientation session given by the Program Directors. Immediately after, candidates meet individually with each of the faculty, followed by a hospital/campus tour given by the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents and Fellows. We close our interview day with lunch and departure to accommodate travel arrangements.

Interview Dates
November 28, 2018
December 12, 2018
January 16, 2019

Interview Location
545 Barnhill Drive, Emerson Hall 215
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Contact Information
Cherron Jones
Program Coordinator
Phone: (317) 274-7105
E-mail: jones562@iupui.edu
Website: https://medicine.iu.edu/

Return to top of page.


 


Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

Contact Information
Shelly Geurtsen
Program Coordinator
Phone: (414) 955-6904
E-mail: sgeurtse@mcw.edu
Return to top of page.


 


Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Contact Information
LaVerne Powell
Program Coordinator
Phone: (212) 659 6864
E-mail: LaVerne.Powell@mountsinai.org

Return to top of page.



Northwestern Memorial Hospital/McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Department of Surgery/Division of Thoracic Surgery
Chicago, IL

Narrative
The six-year integrated program in Thoracic Surgery programmatic goal is to produce excellent cardiac and thoracic surgeons by combining intensive experience in cardiac and thoracic surgery with carefully selected experiences in general surgery and related disciplines.

Interview Dates

Interview Location
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
201 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact Information
Kelly Hrdy
Education Coordinator
E-mail:  Kelly.hrdy@nm.org
Website: http://www.surgery.northwestern.edu/education/residency/thoracic/index.html

Return to top of page.



Stanford University
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Palo Alto, CA

Narrative
We are pleased to offer two interview dates to our I6 applicants this year. We will be hosting a dinner the evening before in Palo Alto at 6:00 p.m. Further details will be emailed to the selected applicants as invitations are sent.

Interview Dates
November 3, 2018
November 17, 2018

Interview Location
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Falk CVRB
870 Quarry Road Extension
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Contact Information
Stephanie Harrington
Program Coordinator
Phone: 650-721-2552
E-mail:  scunanan@stanford.edu
Website: http://med.stanford.edu/ctsurgery.html

Return to top of page.



UC Davis Medical Center/UC Davis Health System
Cardiothoracic Surgery/Department of Surgery
Sacramento, CA

Narrative
There will be a casual meet and greet in the evening prior to interview day.  Interview day is scheduled in collaboration with General Surgery Education and will consist of orientation, hospital tour, interview with CT Surgery faculty and lunch with current residents.  The candidates will end their day having dinner with CT faculty.

Interview Dates

Interview Location
UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Boulevard OP512
Sacramento, CA 95817

Contact Information
Marissa Hubbard
Residency Coordinator
E-mail: hs-ctsurgery.residency@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (916) 734-2726
Fax: (916) 734-5633
Website: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/education/cardio.html

Return to top of page.



University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cincinnati, OH

Narrative

Interview Dates
October 24, 2018
November 14, 2018
December 5, 2018

Interview Location
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Medical Sciences Building
 231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267

Contact Information
Andrea Anderson, C-TAGME
Program Coordinator
Phone: (513) 584-1387
E-mail:  andrea.anderson@uc.edu
Website: med.uc.edu/surgery



University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Interview Dates

Contact Information
Kim Horras
Program Coordinator
Phone: (319) 356-4518
E-mail: k-horras@uiowa.edu
Website:

Return to top of page.


 


University of Kentucky
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Lexington, KY

Interview Dates

Interview Location
Office of Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
740 S. Limestone, Room A301
Lexington, KY 40536

Contact Information
Melissa Banks
Program Coordinator
E-mail:   melissa.banks@uky.edu
Website: http://surgery.med.uky.edu/im-integrated-6-program

Return to top of page.



University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Narrative
The University of Maryland-Baltimore will participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) when a NRMP number is assigned.

Contact Information
Jaime Williams
Residency Coordinator
Phone: 410-328-5842.
E-mail: jwilliams@smail.umaryland.edu

Return to top of page.



University of Michigan
Departments of Cardiac and Surgery
Ann Arbor, MI

Interview Dates

Interview Location
University of Michigan
Frankel Cardiovascular Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
 5153 CVC
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Contact Information
Janice Davis
Education Director
Phone: (734) 936-5732
E-mail: janiced@med.umich.edu
Return to top of page.



University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chapel Hill, NC

Narrative
Applicants are invited to a Resident/Applicant social on the evening before their interviews.  All faculty will interview the applicants  the following day at our offices.

Interview Dates

Interview Location
160 Dental Circle Burnett Womack Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Contact Information
Melainie Bolick
Program Coordinator
Phone: 919-843-6188
E-mail: melainie_bolick@med.unc.edu
Website: https://www.med.unc.edu/ct
Return to top of page.



Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA

Interview Dates

Interview Location
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 6 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Information
Damien Distefano
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (215) 662-6157
E-mail:  Damien.Distefano@uphs.upenn.edu
Website: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/surgery/Education/thoracic/program_overview.html

Return to top of page.



University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA

Narrative
The Integrated (6-yr) Residency interviews will take place on Tuesday afternoons (11:30-5 pm) followed by an evening reception with Program Faculty and current CT residents. Candidates and current CT residents will then have dinner. Grand Rounds will be presented the following morning. All interview sessions include an introductory overview presented by the Program Director, Dr. James Luketich.

Interview Dates
December 11, 2018
January 8, 2019
January 15, 2019

Interview Location
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lathrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Contact Information
Christine Carey
Program Coordinator
Phone: (412) 648-6359
E-mail: careycr@upmc.edu
Website: www.ctsurgery.pitt.edu
Return to top of page.



University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital
Thoracic Integrated Surgery Program
Rochester, NY

Interview Dates
November 10, 2018
December 1, 2018

Interview Location
Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

Contact Information
Rachel Zapata-Bermudez
Program Coordinator
Phone: 585-275-1510
E-mail: rachel_zapata-bermudez@urmc.rochester.edu
Web: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/education/graduate-medical-education/prospective-residents/cardiothoracic-surgery

Return to top of page.



Medical University of South Carolina
Cardiothoracic Surgery Division/Department of Surgery
Charleston, SC

Narrative
The interview weekend begins with a reception on Friday evening at the home of one of our faculty members. The interview day on Saturday begins with breakfast, an overview of the program given by the Program Director, Chadrick Denlinger, MD. Followed by individual interviews with faculty and residents, a tour of the hospital and lunch with the residents at one of Charleston’s finest restaurants. Lunch with residents provides an opportunity for additional questions in a group setting.

Interview Dates
December 1, 2018
January 5, 2019

Interview Location
Medical University of South Carolina
Strom Thurmond Research Building
114 Doughty Street
Charleston, SC 29425

Contact Information
Diana G. Heyward
Program Coordinator
Phone: 843-792-6296
E-mail: gillardd@musc.edu
Website: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/surgery/divisions/cardiothoracic/residency/index.htm

Return to top of page.



University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
Cardiothoracic
Los Angeles, CA

Narrative
The 6-year Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program at The University of Southern California provides a well-balanced curricula designed to train future innovators and leaders in Cardiothoracic surgery. The nationally recognized Departments of Surgery and the CardioVascular Thoracic Institute, both under the direction of pioneer, Dr. Vaughn A. Starnes, have combined resources to ensure residents receive important early essential skills training and ultimately progress to become highly competent cardiothoracic surgeons. In addition to cardiac and thoracic surgery, the early curriculum includes rotations in acute care surgery, intensive care, cardiovascular anesthesia/perfusion, imaging, cardiology and vascular surgery. Senior residents will become proficient in all aspects of complex cardiac and thoracic diseases including transplantation, assist devices, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, as well as complex endovascular therapies. The educational program includes a highly structured didactic core curriculum, weekly educational conferences and frequent participation in our renowned simulation training program.

How to apply:
The I-6 program at the University of Southern California is currently accepting applications for two residents per year and accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Go to this link to apply:  https://www.aamc.org/services/eras/

Interview Dates
November 9, 2018
January 18, 2019

Interview Location
1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 4300
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Contact Information
Mitzi Vorhies Clendening
Residency Administrator
Phone:  323-442-7824
E-mail: Mitzi.Clendening@med.usc.edu.
The program director of the Cardiothoracic Residency Program is Dr. Craig J. Baker, MD (cbaker@surgery.usc.edu).
Website: www.cts.usc.edu
Return to top of page.



University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Cardiothoracic Surgery
San Antonio, TX

Narrative
Applications are accepted only through ERAS and all applications are reviewed. Interviews are conducted on Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon.  The interview process includes a meet and greet at the home of our Department Chair and dinner with the current residents on Wednesday evening. Thursday applicants will attend our core curriculum, interview with all faculty, experience a brief anastomosis simulation and tour the facilities. Interviews will be completed in time to catch a late afternoon or evening flight.

Interview Dates

Interview Location
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229

Contact Information
Sarah Macias
Program Coordinator
Phone: 210-567-2878
E-mail: MaciasSJ@uthscsa.edu

Return to top of page.



University of Virginia Medical Center
Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
Charlottesville, VA

Narrative
Interview session will begin with a reception/dinner on the evening before with faculty and residents. Interview day begins with breakfast and an overview of UVA and the program. Each applicant then interviews with the program director, associate program director and 2 faculty members. Faculty and residents are on hand all day to answer questions and provide tours of the facility. Following lunch, the day generally concludes by 3:00pm.

Interview Date
January 16, 2019
Dinner the night before.

Interview Location
University of Virginia Medical Center
 1215 Lee Street, Surgery, Box 800679
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0679

Contact Information
Diana Houchens
Residency Administrator Cardiac & Thoracic Programs
Phone: 434-982-0332 or 434-924-2000
E-mail:  DMH@virginia.edu
Website: https://surgery.virginia.edu/thoracic/

Return to top of page.



University of Washington
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Seattle, WA

Interview Dates
December 14, 2018
January 11, 2019

Interview Location
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Contact Information
Katie Nowlin
Program Administrator
Phone: 206-685-8644
E-mail: ctrespa@uw.edu
Website: https://www.uwsurgery.org/divisions/cardiothoracic-surgery/education/

Return to top of page.



Yale University School of Medicine
Cardiothoracic Surgery
New Haven, CT

Narrative
The 6-year Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program at Yale University School of Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital provides a well-balanced curriculum designed to train future leaders in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery. All applications are accepted through ERAS and every application is reviewed. Applicants invited to interview will be provided 2-3 dates to choose from. A casual reception the evening before with current residents and faculty is planned at a local restaurant for those able to attend.  Local hotels provide a discounted rate for applicants.

The interview process begins with breakfast and an overview of the program given by the program directors and Cardiac Chief followed by individual interviews with the Cardiac and Thoracic faculty. Lunch with the faculty and residents provides an opportunity for additional questions in a group setting. Current residents are available all day for questions and a tour of our facility. We anticipate the day to end by 3pm allowing time to catch a late afternoon or evening flight.

Interview Dates

Interview Location
Yale School of Medicine
330 Cedar Street, Boardman 204
New Haven, CT 06510

Contact Information
Lisa Giudice
Program Coordinator
Phone: 203-785-7627
E-mail: lisa.giudice@yale.edu

Website: http://www.yalesurgery.org/cardio/index.aspx
http://www.surgery.yale.edu/thoracic/index.aspx

Return to top of page.