Application Process

 Position Offered

The division accepts one (1) six-year Categorical Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident each year

 Application Requirements

The University of Kentucky Categorical Cardiothoracic Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and only accepts electronic applications submitted through it. Contact your medical school or Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to complete the application. All ERAS materials should be available in your medical school Dean’s office by July or August.

Include an e-mail address with your application; we will respond to questions by email.
All materials must be submitted electronically.  Applications are not considered until they are complete

A complete application includes the following:

  • Electronic Application (ERAS)
  • *USMLE scores (Part I and Part II) – first attempt
    • USMLE Part 1 Score 230 >
    • USMLE Part 2 Score 230 >
  • **Medical School Transcript 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • MSPE (Dean’s Letter)


  • Our institution sponsors the J1 Visa
  • No United States experience required for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)

*Although USMLE transcripts may appear as optional on the ERAS application, we require that these scores be included.  You will need to request official transcripts from NBME be mailed to us through ERAS.
**Recent medical school graduate (e.g.; within the past five years)
***You are expected to pass all portions of USMLE 1 and 2 or COMLEX by applicable match deadline, or you will likely not be ranked by the program. You must pass all portions of USMLE 1 and 2 or COMLEX before starting your residency/fellowship program. 

 Application Deadline and Interview Dates

Application Deadline for 2020-21: Closed
Deadline for 2021-22: 

Interview Dates

  • Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Friday, January 10, 2020

 Contact Information

All questions or comments may be sent by e-mail to:

Victoria Bloom, CT Resident Coordinator

Victoria Bloom
Residency Program Coordinator
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

 Visiting the University of Kentucky

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery wants your stay in Lexington to be informative. If you are invited to an interview, you will be given a tour of the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center and the hospital facilities. For more information about the area, visit the Lexington Visitor's Bureau. This site also provides information about accommodations available if you will be staying in town overnight.