Education & Training
The Section of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery provides comprehensive, personalized training in cardiothoracic surgery, including transplantation and minimally invasive techniques.
The Section of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery at The University of Chicago Medicine, in conjunction with the NorthShore University HealthSystem, is accepting applications for its three-year, ACGME-approved residency in cardiothoracic surgery for training beginning July, 2014. Interview dates for this application cycle will be held Friday, February 22nd and Saturday, February 23rd.
We are an active program offering candidates experience in the full spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery services, including coronary artery surgery, valve repair/replacement, heart failure surgery including use of ventricular assist devices, aortic surgery and percutaneous vascular procedures, thoracic oncology, benign thoracic diseases, heart and lung transplantation, and a strong emphasis on minimally invasive approaches including robotics and VATS. Candidates will have exposure to both community hospital and academic medical center settings.
Candidates will have leadership opportunities relating to the institution of a new training program. We have designed a unique approach to learning that focuses on development of technical and knowledge-based competencies, and have access to unique simulation facilities that will enhance the training experience without detracting from the clinical opportunities. General or thoracic tracks will be configured based on the interests and focus of individual candidates. Opportunities are available in basic and clinical research.
Candidates must be eligible for IL State licensure, and must have either successfully completed an ACGME-approved training program in general surgery as well as USMLE parts 1-3 or be ECFMG certified. Three letters of recommendation as well as standardized test score results will be requested.
The University of Chicago and its Medical Center are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.
For further information, please contact:Mark Ferguson, MD
CT Residency Program Director
For administrative questions, please contact:
CT Residency Program Coordinator