Cardiothoracic Surgery - Integrated-6 Residency Program

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UK I-6 Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
The Integrated 6-Year Training Program (I-6) at the University of Kentucky allows the medical graduate to complete their training in Cardiothoracic Surgery (CT Surgery) in 6 years rather than the traditional 7 or 8. This particular educational program will teach CT surgery in a comprehensive manner throughout the residency.

 During the first three years of the program, residents experience rotations in General Surgery, Endoscopy, Trauma, Cardiology, and Cardiac Imaging, among other related fields. These specific rotations prepare residents for the last three years which provides in-depth hands-on operative experiences in adult cardiac and thoracic surgery, and transplantation. 

To Apply

To apply to the Integrated 6 Year Training Program at the University of Kentucky, we ask that all applicants utilize ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Please note, all applicants must be a graduate from an LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education) or an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) accredited medical institution.

Important Dates

Start date: July 1
End date: June 30

More Information

If you would like more information regarding the I-6 Program at UK, please contact Olivia Turner, Residency Program Coordinator, or Dr. Sibu Saha, Program Director, I-6 & Fellowship Programs.

Sibu Saha, MD, MBA
Professor of Surgery
Professor of Bio-Engineering
Program Director, I-6 & Fellowship Programs


Melissa Banks - CT Residency CoordinatorMelissa Banks, M.A.Ed.
Medical Education Specialist
Residency Program Coordinator
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery