Application Process


There are two positions available in the Thoracic Surgery Residency Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester each year on a competitive basis.

How to Apply
Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education does not directly accept or process applications for this residency. You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). This can be done through your medical school dean's office.

The application form and all supporting documentation must be submitted by January 31 of the year prior to when you wish to begin the residency (approximately 18 months before the program begins). The academic year begins in June.

Step 1: To apply to the program, visit:

The application requires the following information:

  • Official medical school transcripts
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMLEX,
  • A dean's letter and at least two (2) other letters of recommendation
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement.
  • A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the
    United States)

Step 2: All appointments are made at the first-year level through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).
To register, visit:

Applicants must register with both ERAS and NRMP to participate in the services of each.

Step 3: If you are considered for an appointment, you will be asked to visit Mayo Clinic Rochester for an interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted annually between February and April.