Application and Contact Information

The Cardiothoracic Surgery residency at West Virginia University participates in the NRMP match.  For further information in the process please check

For further information, Tony Roush, our program manager, by email at:

Program Requirements:

Completed MD or DO from institution accredited by LCME. International Medical Graduates must present evidence of final certification by ECFMG. Successful completion of a residency in General Surgery. 

The following documentation must be included in your application:

  • Current CV
  • Medical School Transcripts, Medical School Diploma, and Medical School Dean's Letter
  • USMLE Transcripts
  • ABSITE Score Reports
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (1 from General Surgery Program Director)
  • Milestone Evaluation Report and Annual Summative Evaluation
  • ACGME Case Log
  • Proof of Citizenship or Immigration Status
  • Personal Statement
  • Eligible for licensure in WV
  • Recent Photo 

Our program admits one (1) fellow on July 1st of each year. Candidates are selected for an interview based on the review of the required materials listed above.  Interviews are conducted in the months of February and March. Below you will find a list of local hotels that are close to or adjacent to the hospital. Each candidate will be interviewed by as many faculty members as possible. Candidates will be assessed based on perceived intellectual ability and personality fit to the Cardiothoracic Surgery Service. Candidates have ample time to talk with faculty in the program and tour the facilities at WVU, including the new addition of the Heart and Vascular Institute.  Additionally, a casual night out, the Friday evening before each interview day is usually scheduled.

Also, you may check or --- you may be able to get a better rate.