The Divisions of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania provide opportunities for residency training in Cardiothoracic Surgery including a two year Cardiac Tract, two year Cardiothoracic Tract, and six to eight year Integrated Thoracic Surgery Tract.
The program is approved by the Residency Review Committee for Thoracic Surgery of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Uponcompletion of training, residents are eligible for examination by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Advanced Fellowship options, in General Thoracic Surgery, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Adult Cardiac Surgery or Congenital Heart Surgery are available. Residents accepted into the University of Pennsylvania Thoracic Residency program are expected to spend a third year of training in an advanced Fellowship.