Residency Program

Residency Program

The University of Louisville’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as a two-year clinical program with one resident per year. Residents receive training in adult and pediatric cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.

Requirements

Successful completion of a five-year General Surgery residency program in an ACGME-approved site in the United States.

Foreign candidates must be certified by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and have a J1 visa. They must be ABS certified or eligible, and they must be eligible for a Kentucky State Medical License.

The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure uses the Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS). For licensing information please visit the Kentucky Medical Board’s website.

The Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery is an academic department of the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville. The program has 13 faculty members who perform over 1500 major operations each year, including adult cardiac, pediatric cardiac, and lung procedures. Training is offered in advanced treatments such as minimally invasive techniques (including the Da Vinci S Robotic System) and cardiac assist devices.

Our program offers residents concentrated training at two outstanding facilities: Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Healthcare and Kosair Children's Hospital. These opportunities include concentrated experience in complex adult cardiac surgery, heart failure intervention, ventricular assist devices, adult and pediatric heart transplantation, lung transplantation, thoracic and minimally invasive thoracic surgery, and congenital heart surgery.

Length of Program: Two years

Positions Available: One residency a year at the PGY-6 level.

Start Date: July 1

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of five years of training in General Surgery
  • Board Eligible in General Surgery

Application Requirements

  • Personal statement/cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with your training
  • Notarized copy of medical school diploma
  • Official transcripts from medical school
  • Copies of your General Surgery in-training examination reports
  • Photo ID

Application Timeline

Applications for appointment year 2013 open on January 4, 2012. Please submit application materials through the National Resident Matching Program at the link provided. www.nrmp.org/fellow/match_name/throacic/about.html

Contact

For more information contact 
Pam Stratton, Residency Coordinator 
Phone: 502-561-2180 
E-mail: pstratton@louisvilleheartsurgery.com