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Application for Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency

Both the Traditional and Integrated tracks participate in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP).

Please direct inquiries to

Lawrence Lee, MD, MBA, Program Director

Cherron Jones, Program Coordinator

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Indiana University School of Medicine 545 Barnhill Drive Indianapolis, IN 46202

Eligibility and Requirements

Interested in applying to the Cardiothoracic Surgery residency program at Indiana University School of Medicine? Please review minimum requirements for eligibility below. All applications must be received through the Electronic Residency Application Program (ERAS®).

Frequently Asked Questions

Minimum Requirements for U.S. Graduates

  • ERAS® Application with Photo
  • Letters of Recommendation (3 minimum)
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 Score Minimum: 230
  • Number of Pass Attempts on all 3 USMLE Exams: 1
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Medical Student Transcripts
  • Personal Statement

Minimum Application Requirements for Foreign Medical Graduates (FMG)

  • ERAS® Application with Photo
  • Letters of Recommendation (3 minimum; 1 must be from a practicing physician in the U.S.)
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 Score Minimum: 230
  • Number of Pass Attempts on all 3 USMLE Exams: 1
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Medical Student Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certificate acquired at least 2 months before anticipated residency start date
  • Visa Sponsorship: J1 Visas only – no exceptions
  • MG applications must be no more than two years removed from graduation of medical school
  • S. Clinical Experience is not mandatory, but encouraged

Checking the status of your application and/or any additional questions regarding your application can be directed to the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Coordinator, Cherron Jones. Email communication is preferred.