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How to Apply

  • Applicants are required to provide a narrative personal statement and three letters of reference in addition to the Dean's Letter. These letters should come from full-time faculty members who know the candidate well and can speak to his or her character and qualifications.  We encourage letters from cardiothoracic or general surgery faculty. One letter must come from the chairman of the Department of Surgery or the Cardiothoracic Surgery Program Director.
  • Completed applications are reviewed by the faculty committee.  Invitations for interviews are sent via email during the second week of October.  The residency selection committee reviews the individual evaluations following interviews and develops the rank list, which is submitted to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
  • Applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
  • The deadline for applications is September 31, 2019. Only completed applications will be reviewed. Interviews are by invitation only and offers will be communicated to the applicant via email.

Interview Information

Applicants invited to interview for the Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency Program are also invited to attend an informal gathering the night before interview day with current faculty and residents. This will be a cocktail reception with faculty and residents/fellows followed by a dinner with just the residents/fellows. Participation is optional.

Applicants will be invited to interview on November 9th, 2019. The day begins at 7:00 a.m. with a light breakfast followed by three interviews with faculty members. Applicants will eat lunch with the current residents/fellows followed by a tour of Strong Memorial Hospital. The day concludes around 3:00 p.m. A hard copy of the sample contract and stipend notification will be given to the applicant on interview day.

The residency program selects the most qualified candidates regardless of their age, sex, race, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, or handicap. The selection process focuses on information supplied in the application package (application form, personal statement, Dean's Letter, scholastic accomplishments, letters of recommendation, USMLE scores) and personal interview.

Travel and Lodging

The residency program can help arrange for applicants to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn. However, we have found that applicants often have specific hotel preferences and can frequently find better rates through online services. When booking your hotel, we recommend that you ask if shuttle service can be provided to and from Strong Memorial Hospital.