Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Requirements and Programs

Applicants to the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency program must have completed a residency in surgery and either be eligible for or have successfully taken the examination given by The American Board of Surgery. For residents who began their Thoracic Surgery residency in July 2003 or after, certification by the American Board of Surgery is optional. While a background in basic science research experience is desirable, it is not mandatory.

Each year, three residents begin a Cardiothoracic Residency on August 1. These are chosen by the faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine|NewYork-Presbyterian and follow a cardiac or thoracic track.

We are now offering a National Residency Match Program (NRMP)-certified general thoracic position under the direction of Nasser K. Altorki, M.D. This 15/9 thoracic track program is based at Weill Cornell Medicine and will include 15 months of thoracic-only exposure (twelve months at WCM and three months at MSKCC) and 9 months of cardiac training at WCM. Our cardiac track will continue to include three months of thoracic training at WCM, three months at MSKCC, and 18 months of cardiac exposure at WCM:

Weill Cornell Medicine Cardiac Track

Code# 1492460F1

     3 months of thoracic training at Weill Cornell Medicine
     3 months of thoracic training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
     18 months of cardiac training at Weill Cornell Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine Thoracic Track

Code# 1492460F0

     3 months of thoracic training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
     12 months of thoracic training at Weill Cornell Medicine
     9 months of cardiac training at Weill Cornell Medicineeill

To apply, please visit the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) web site. The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery participates in the annual National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All applications are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

For non-US applicants, NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) can ONLY accept those who secure J-1 visas through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). NYPH does not sponsor H-1B visas. Learn more

Weill Cornell Medicine Cardiothoracic Surgery 525 East 68th Street
Box 110
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New York, NY 10065 Directions
Phone: (212) 746-5166