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Department of Surgery

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Thoracic Surgery Traditional Residency Program

Applicants for the program must have completed an approved residency in general surgery and be eligible for the qualifying and certifying examinations of the American Board of Surgery by the time they are to enter the program. They must apply through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP #1344460F for Cardiothoracic Surgery and  NRMP # 1716460F1 for General Thoracic Track; ACGME #4604813124). See information regarding the NRMP

Applications for the Thoracic Surgery Residency Program are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Services system from the Association of American Medical Colleges 

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Personal statement and Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members
  • USMLE Board Scores
  • American Board of Surgery In-training (ABSITE) exams
  • Medical school diploma in its original language, as well as in English (copied and notarized, stating that it is a true copy of the original)
  • Medical school transcript in its original language, as well as in English (copied and notarized, stating that it is a true copy of the original)
  • Dean's verification of pending or past graduation
  • ECFMG certificate (copied and notarized) if applicable
  • Passport-sized photo

Thoracic Surgery Integrated Residency Program

Applications for the Thoracic Surgery Integrated Residency Program are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Services system from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Applicants must apply through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP #1716461C0; ACGME #4614800095).

The following items are required for application to the Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency Program through the ERAS process:

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Personal statement and Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members
  • USMLE Board Scores
  • American Board of Surgery In-training (ABSITE) exams
  • Medical school diploma in its original language, as well as in English (copied and notarized, stating that it is a true copy of the original)
  • Medical school transcript in its original language, as well as in English (copied and notarized, stating that it is a true copy of the original)
  • Dean's verification of pending or past graduation
  • ECFMG certificate (copied and notarized) if applicable
  • Passport-sized photo

International Graduates

International graduates will need to contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates for information regarding the process of paperwork for students and graduates of foreign medical schools. Baylor College of Medicine requires international medical graduates to meet the requirements for an Institutional Permit, as outlined by the Texas Medical Board, and the documents necessary for a J-1 Visa.

Committee Application Review Process

The Thoracic Surgery Residency Committee will review each residency application when completed. Applicants who are considered competitive for appointment in the residency program will be invited for a personal interview. The interview process is an important factor in the final selection of candidates for the program. This will provide the applicant an opportunity to visit the institution and meet with the thoracic surgery faculty and residents. It will also allow the thoracic surgery residents a chance to visit with the applicant and answer any additional questions.

Interview Sessions

For the Thoracic Surgery Traditional Program, the program conducts two formal interview sessions each year. We will update with the 2021 Interview dates to follow. As in compliance this year per AAMC, all residency recruitments will be conducted by virtual recruitment via Zoom. For the Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency Program, we will be conducting interview sessions in the Fall of 2020 with virtual recruitment with dates to follow.

At the interview sessions, an introduction and slide presentation is given by the faculty leadership. Each applicant will be interviewed by multiple faculty members. The applicants also have an opportunity to visit with current residents and participate in virtual tours of our participating sites.