Cardiothoracic Residency Program

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program is a two-year program which can provide significant individualization of training between adult cardiac, congenital, transplant, and thoracic surgery. There are approximately 600 adult cardiac cases and 950 thoracic cases performed annually at the University Medical Center, 350 open and closed cardiac cases at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, and 200 adult cardiac and 250 thoracic procedures at The Veterans’ Administration Puget Sound Healthcare System.
Three major hospitals are involved in the Cardiothoracic Surgery teaching program:

  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • Veteran’s Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System

Rotations are also available at Harborview Medical Center for experience in endovascular surgery. The surgical service at each of these hospitals is staffed by the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

How To Apply

UW Cardiothoracic Surgery participates in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service), hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges. We no longer accept paper applications.

For further information on applying to our residency/fellowship program, contact the Program Administrator.

See the Education Contacts page for Cardiothoracic education contact information.