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Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Training Program

Application Process

Applications to our thoracic surgery residency, both categorical and preliminary, should be made through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS), accessed through your medical school dean's office if you are a graduate of a US medical school or through the ECFMG if you are a foreign medical school graduate. Application is made by completing the appropriate forms and submitting the required supporting material. After review of this material, candidates are invited to appear in person for an interview. Our interview season runs from February through March. Candidates will be contacted by e-mail regarding their interview status.

General requirements for admittance to any CU residency program can be found at our Graduate Medical Education Office’s website.

We have no minimum USMLE Step I score requirement; however, scores above the 220 level are advantageous. We require 3 letters of recommendation, and request no more than 4.

Clinical J-1 visas are required by our GME Office for all foreign medical graduates, if not permanent residents or US citizens.

Residents in our program must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow Resident to legally train at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Our application acceptance period is December 1 through March 31 of the year prior to appointment year, and our interview period runs from February 1 to March 31 of the year prior to appointment year.

For more information, please contact, Program Coordinator.