Application Process

The University of Kentucky Cardiothoracic Surgery program offers a 24-month fellowship program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. 

 Position Offered

The division accepts one (1) two-year Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow per year. 
Individuals must have graduated from approved general surgery residency programs.
Selection is made 12 months prior to commencement of fellowship.

 application requirements

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).

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

Please include an e-mail address with your application as we will be responding to questions by e-mail.
Applications will not be considered until they are complete.

 application deadline and interview dates

Interviews are scheduled for: 

  • February 22, 2020
  • March 21, 2020.

Candidates are encouraged to attend an informal reception the night prior to interviews to meet faculty members and current residents. The reception is held at the Goodfella's Distillery, 1228 Manchester Street, in Lexington.

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

Victoria Bloom

Victoria Bloom (click to email)
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.