The Thoracic Surgery Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is a three year ACGME-accredited program that prepares trainees for American Board of Thoracic Surgery certification. The goal of the program is to prepare our trainees for independent practice in cardiac surgery and general thoracic surgery. Separate cardiac and general thoracic surgery tracks have been established within the program to allow trainees with specific interests to focus their training on their subspecialty of choice. Both the Traditional Pathway (five years of General Surgery Residency and three years of Thoracic Surgery Residency) and Internal 4+3 Pathway (four years of General Surgery Residency and three years of Thoracic Surgery Residency) are available.
Mayo Clinic's cardiac and general thoracic surgery practice is the largest in the Midwest and is among the largest in the United States. Mayo surgeons perform high volumes of complex chest surgery procedures using the latest technology and procedure innovations. We provide care to patients from all 50 states and from many countries around the world.