Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency Program

Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency Program

The six-year Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency Program (I6) at Mount Sinai was among the first programs of its kind to be accredited in the United States. Starting in 2011 at Mount Sinai, the I6 Program was implemented to train a new generation of specialized cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons.

Under the direction of David H. Adams, MD, Cardiac Surgeon-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Health System, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Professor and Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and The Mount Sinai Hospital, and Raja M. Flores, MD, Chairman, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Steven and Ann Ames Professor in Thoracic Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the I6 program currently matches one applicant each year; upon completion of the six-year program, residents are eligible to sit for the American Board of Thoracic Surgery certification.

The goal of our I6 program is to provide residents the opportunity to develop into both academic and clinical surgeons while simultaneously gaining expertise in the latest advances in the field of cardiovascular and thoracic surgical care. We provide a comprehensive, specialized outpatient and inpatient training experience to enable our house staff to graduate with the real world experience necessary to embark on a successful career.

The Mount Sinai Health System combines the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and eight nearby hospital campuses in the greater New York metropolitan area, as well as a large, regional ambulatory footprint. The Mount Sinai Hospital is the main campus—situated in the Upper East Side of Manhattan between Central Park and Park Avenue, and serves the diverse populations of the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Harlem, and Queens.

Led by Dr. David H. Adams, the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mount Sinai is among the most experienced and highest volume centers in the country, managing over 2,000 cardiac surgery cases annually. The attending staff consists of experts in their respective fields who prioritize training residents.

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How To Apply:

We select residents through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). You must submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) in September. We only accept applications and supporting documents through ERAS. We require the following documents, in addition to the ERAS application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Dean's letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three letters of reference
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Scores for Step 1 and Step 2 (if available)

We accept and review applications from students of all accredited medical and osteopathic schools, located within the United States and abroad. Only complete applications will be reviewed. The application deadline is November 15th.

Annually, the I6 residency receives approximately 150 applications and interviews approximately 10-20 candidates. We offer two PGY-1 matched positions a year. We hold interviews in January, usually on a Saturday; from 8 am to 4 pm. Interviews include meetings with various faculty members and lunch with our current residents.

Education Manager, LaVerne Powell, can answer inquiries and our current residents are also available to answer questions. Please contact LaVerne Powell, via email at [email protected] or by phone at (212) 659-6864.

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