The Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at IU School of Medicine is a six-year program designed for residents entering directly from medical school for training in cardiothoracic surgery for a career in a clinical or academic setting. One position is available each year. Upon completion of this six-year program, residents are eligible for certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
The Cardiovascular Residency Program produces well-trained and qualified surgeons who possess both the technical and personal attributes to become skillful surgeons in the operating room and at the bedside. All graduating residents have the necessary training to become ABTS-certified and provide competent surgical care to the community. Upon completion of this program, residents demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of clinical cardiothoracic surgery, possess a knowledge base and adeptness in clinical research and are competitive for professional opportunities.
Program Application Information
Interviews for the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency are held November through January. The interview day includes a presentation of the integrated program as well as interviews with the faculty and tours of the downtown Indianapolis hospitals. Current residents take interview candidates to dinner the night before interview day. Email Cherron Jones, residency coordinator, with questions about applying to the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program or to check the status of an application.