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

Melissa BanksMelissa Banks, MAEd
Medical Education Specialist
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.