Application Process

Overview

At the University of Virginia, we participate in the Thoracic Surgery Residency match, coordinated through the NRMP. We have three (3) positions available annually. There are two (2) cardiothoracic track positions and one (1) general thoracic track position. It should be noted that the cardiothoracic and general thoracic track positions have different match numbers. One of the two cardiothoracic positions is consistently filled by our I-6 resident annually. Intermittently, the other cardiothoracic position is filled by a Joint 4-3 resident. Each year, the number of positions available in the Traditional (Independent) Residency Match will be posted. Questions about the available positions can be confirmed by contacting our Program Coordinator at 434-982-0332.

 

Integrated (I-6) Thoracic Surgery Residency Program

Integrated (I-6) Thoracic Surgery Residency applicants will be considered based on their individual ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and their motivation and preparedness for education in cardiothoracic surgery.

One, two or possibly three interview dates are held in winter each year. Following the interview process, the faculty will determine the rank order, after which the final ranking is submitted to the NRMP in anticipation of the March match.

 

Traditional (Independent) Thoracic Surgery Residency Program

Traditional (Independent) Thoracic Surgery Residency applicants will be considered based on their individual ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and their motivation and preparedness for education in cardiothoracic surgery. Applicants must be in the fourth (or higher) postgraduate year of an ACGME-approved General Surgery residency. A select number of applicants will be invited to interview at the University.

One or two interview dates in late winter/early spring each year depending on the number of open positions. Following the interview process, the faculty will determine the rank order, after which the final ranking is submitted to the NRMP in anticipation of the June match.

 

Joint (4-3) Thoracic Surgery Residency Program

The University of Virginia supports a Joint (4-3) Thoracic Surgery Residency program, to which current UVA General Surgery residents may apply, typically in the PGY3 year.

 

Interviews
Integrated (I-6) Thoracic Surgery Residency Recruitment:
  • Thursday, December 3, 2020
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021

 

Traditional (Independent) Thoracic Surgery Residency Recruitment:
  • Thursday, March 4, 2021

 

Details of virtual pre-interview meet-and-greet sessions will be forthcoming. 

 

Application Details
To initiate an application to the University of Virginia’s Thoracic Surgery Residency programs, please note the following:
Applicants from the following categories will be considered eligible for the program:
  • Graduates of a US or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee of Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduates of a US college of osteopathic medicine accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or
  • Graduates of a medical school outside the US and Canada which meet one of the following qualifications:
    • Has received a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment.
    • Has a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
    • Has a J-1 Visa.
  • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 (and Step 3, if applicable) exams must be passed prior to appointment if matched with the program.
Applications must include:
  • Completed ERAS application form
  • Demographics, past education, research experience, publications, Visa status, USMLE scores, current licensure (if applicable)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • ABSITE scores (if applicable)
  • Curriculum vitae

 

Contact Us

For additional information or questions, please contact our Residency Coordinator via phone or email:

Diana Houchens
Thoracic Surgery Residency Coordinator
Phone: 434-982-0332
Email: dmh@virginia.edu