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Application Process

How do I apply?

The Program only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We will begin reviewing applications in September. In addition, we participate in the Main Match of the National Residency Matching Program.

When should I apply?

Applications are accepted through ERAS as early as September 1, 2021. Our application submission deadline is November 1, 2021. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

What are the required documents?

In addition to the ERAS application, please include a Dean's Letter, Medical School Transcript, three clinical letters of reference, USMLE results, CV and Personal Statement.

What is the interview date?

We will conduct interviews on January 23, 2022 . Learn about our Virtual Q & A sessions to get to know us before the interview day.

Do you accept international graduates?

Due to the extremely competitive nature of our training program and the high volume of applications we receive each year, we are able to interview only the most exceptional candidates from non-U.S. medical schools.

New York Presbyterian Hospital only sponsors J1 visas. We cannot interview applicants who require and O1 or H1B visa.

Who should I contact for more information?

Alla Vaynshteyn, BS | CT Thoracic I6 Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: (212) 305-1629
Fax: (212) 342-1602

Verification Requests

All residency and fellowship verification requests must be in writing and must include a signed release.

Requests should be sent directly to Cardiothoracic Academic Office:

By Email: ct-training@cumc.columbia.edu
By Fax: (212) 342-1602
By Mail:
Cardiothoracic Residency & Fellowship Training Programs
Division of Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
177 Fort Washington Avenue
Milstein Hospital Building 7GN-435
New York, NY 10032

Medical Students

Medical Students in their 3rd and 4th year who are enrolled at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, an LCME accredited medical school, osteopathic schools, Sackler New York, and Columbia's International Exchange Programs can apply for one of the following electives:

  • SU05P Surgery: Cardiac and Thoracic Subinternship
  • SU03P Surgery: Cardiovascular Preceptorship

All students must apply directly through the P & S Office of Student Affairs.

Below is the link to their website, which contains information about eligibility, the application process, deadlines and the International Exchange Programs list.

Please note: you are not eligible for elective study at P & S if your school does not appear on the exchange list. P & S does not offer observerships.

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