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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 November 1, 2020. Only completed applications will be reviewed. Interviews are by invitation only and offers will be communicated to the applicant via email.

Interview Information

With a strong need to maintain the health and wellbeing of our applicants, residents and faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be having virtual interviews this year via ZOOM. No in-person interview sessions will be held. Further information will be sent for those selected for interviews.

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 interviews.