Application Process

Positions Offered

The University of Kentucky Cardiothoracic Surgery program offers a 24-month training program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, for two fellowship positions for individuals who have graduated from approved general surgery residency programs.

  • One resident per year
  • Selection made 12 months prior to commencement of residency

The application requires the following materials:

  • Thoracic Surgery Application*
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation (including a letter from the Program Director)
  • ABSITE scores
  • The residency program participates in the ERAS program
  • Wallet-sized photo

*All positions are filled through the Thoracic Surgery Matching Program. Applications for this program are available by calling the National Residency Match Program toll -free at 866-653-NRMP (6767).

Applications will not be considered until they are complete.

Please include an e-mail address with your application as we will be responding to questions by e-mail.

Interview Dates

Interviews are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, 2018.
Please Note: We must have your completed application before you are granted an interview.


Shari Meyerson, MD
Shari Meyerson, MD, M.Ed.

Program Director
Thoracic Surgery Section Head

Tori Bloom

Fellowship/Residency Program Coordinator
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Visiting the UK College of Medicine
On your interview date, you will be given a tour of the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center and the hospital facilities. For information about the area, see Visitlex: The Horse Capital of the World.