To apply to the Thoracic Surgery Residency, you must have successfully completed a board-approved program in general surgery. Your general surgery program may be completed either through Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education or another accredited program.
Appointments are made through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
General Admissions Requirements
This residency is open to U.S. citizens, permanent U.S. immigrants and international applicants as follows:
- Prospective residents and fellows must be 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.
- 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.
- 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 and fellows must pass a criminal background check and drug screening.
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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