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To qualify for admission to the two-year traditional independent program, the applicant must have completed a full residency in General Surgery or Vascular Surgery accredited by either the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada prior to the anticipated start of the training program. It is expected that the applicant will have had some experience on a cardiothoracic service during that training. Technical aptitude, research experience, maturity, integrity, and a genuine interest in pursuing an investigative career in cardiothoracic surgery are sought in ideal residency applicants.

All applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Applicant Service (ERAS). Yale participates in the Thoracic Surgery National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) for which the applicant must register. Information can be found on the ERAS website.

Invitations for interviews will be offered on a rolling basis following review of the ERAS application. In accordance with ACGME recommendations, virtual interviews will take place in the spring.

Please contact our Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Coordinator Lisa Giudice for further information,

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