Application & Interview Process

The ACGME-accredited Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Program at the University of Chicago allows one resident position to be filled each year. The application process for the program is completed through the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS), and positions are filled using the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The ERAS 2019 application season for December Application Cycle programs runs from December 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019 to fill positions beginning August 1, 2020. 

Candidates must have completed an ACGME-accredited training program in General Surgery and must be eligible for licensure in the state of Illinois. In addition to standardized test scores and a personal statement, applicants are required to include three letters of recommendation. Applicants are invited for interviews on the University of Chicago Medicine Campus on a competitive basis, and the evaluation of applicant interviews and credentials are completed by the program’s resident selection committee. 

For more information, please see the UChicago Medicine GME website.  Resources available for review include the Graduate Medical Education Handbook, Resident/Fellow Contracts, Stipends, and Compensation information. 

Foreign national trainees who require visa sponsorship to participate in a clinical training program at UCMC must obtain and show proof of their visa status by their contract starting date. The GME Office will provide facilitation assistance for all fellows before the commencement of their clinical program. 

UCMC is an equal opportunity employer. UCMC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.