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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of commonly asked questions.

What is your application deadline?

January 15th

Are there any application requirements other than the ERAS requirements?

No just ERAS requirements. We accept a minimum of three letters of recommendation, but we will accept additional letters if sent.

How many positions are there?

One position every other year for the traditional two year Thoracic fellowship

Do you accept foreign medical students?

While we accept applications from foreign medical graduates, the University Policy only sponsors J-1 Visas.

When will I be notified as to whether I am selected for an interview?

Middle to end of January

Is this program fully accredited by the RRC?

Yes, The Thoracic Traditional Fellowship Program is Fully Credited

How much autonomy do residents have in the OR?

This varies by attending, and if there are multiple residents on the case. Overall, if you are the most senior resident, you are expected to be able to perform the operation with assistance of the attending. The goal of the program is to produce autonomous, competent cardio-thoracic surgeons who will be the teachers and leaders for the future.

What’s the program policy on "moonlighting"?

Moonlighting is not permitted during clinical time.