The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's two-year cardiothoracic surgery residency program is for those who have successfully completed an accredited general surgery residency.
The university also offers a six-year cardiothoracic surgery residency for candidates directly out of medical school.
This program includes two residents per year in the cardiac track and two per year in the thoracic track, for a total of eight residents.
During training, residents receive exposure to many key experiential learning environments including:
Residents may choose an elective month on cardiopulmonary transplant.
Here, they will have training and exposure to single lung, double lung, heart-lung, and heart transplantation procedures, as well as techniques of mechanical circulatory support, including left and biventricular assist devices.
Faculty strongly encourages residents to participate in basic scientific and clinical research projects with a goal of submitting at least one or two papers each year.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine accepts applications through the ERAS® (Electronic Residency Application Service) website.
Applicants must apply by January 31 for consideration.
Please visit the ERAS site to learn more about application requirements, fees, and other details.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency and Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Suite C800
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213