In 2020, the department created a six-year Thoracic Surgery Integrated Residency Program, leveraging the strengths of our long-established training programs in cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery. This new offering will be launched Fall 2020 with our selection through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) of our first PGY-1 resident, who will start in this integrated training track in July 2021. This program consists of six years of training (PGY-1 through PGY-6) with an optional two additional years in research focused in cardiac thoracic or general thoracic surgery.
The program includes three initial years that provides rotations in cardiac, vascular, general thoracic, surgical oncology, trauma surgery, and cardiology. After this foundational experience, residents may participate in research for a maximum of two years. The final three years provide senior experience in cardiothoracic surgery in adult and congenital cardiac surgery and general thoracic surgery.
Similar to our traditional residency program, residents will have develop extensive hands-on experience in complex aortic surgery, robotic cardiac and general thoracic surgery, heart and lung transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, and structural heart trans-catheter interventions.