The advanced general thoracic surgery fellowship is offered to those individuals who have already successfully completed an approved thoracic surgery residency or its equivalent and desire an additional one or two years to supplement their training in general thoracic surgery.

General Admissions Requirements

This residency is open to U.S. citizens, permanent U.S. immigrants and international applicants as follows:

  • Qualified graduates of accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools.
  • Graduates from medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates to qualify for admission. Information about certification and visa sponsorship, if required, is available from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
  • Mayo supports ECFMG J-1 visa sponsorship for residents and fellows enrolled in graduate medical education. Mayo will support an H-1B temporary work visa under the following circumstances:
    • When J-1 visa sponsorship is unavailable – that is, the program is not eligible for ECFMG certification or the program is non-ACGME accredited and non-ABMS recognized.
    • When a foreign national is a graduate of U.S. medical school.
    • When a foreign national holds current H-1B status for graduate medical education at another school.
  • When applying, all residency applicants must have their medical school transcripts, together with an original letter from the school's dean, sent from their medical school to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.
  • All applicable licensure eligibility requirements must be fulfilled prior to starting a Mayo residency program.
  • A pre-admission health review and current immunization record are required prior to starting an Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education program.
  • Prospective residents must pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

Appointment Contract Information

Appointments are confirmed in a formal written letter of appointment from Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. This letter, a copy of which you will be asked to sign and return, constitutes your formal residency appointment to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

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