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Education

Betty Tong, MD, instructs a trainee in the OR

The Duke Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery trains the nation's future cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons by immersing them in a dynamic clinical, teaching, and research enterprise.

Residency Programs

Our Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program, widely recognized as the United States' best academic training program in the field, attracts the highest quality trainees in the land.

Our residents provide a constant stimulus for self-evaluation and improvement and also improve our ability to deliver extraordinary care.

Learn more about our Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Programs.

Fellowship Programs

We offer advanced training in aortic and endovascular surgery and thoracic transplant surgery. Learn more about our fellowship programs

For Visiting Medical Students

Third and fourth year students at qualifying medical schools may complete a one-month subinternship at Duke.

Subinternships are available in all surgery divisions. Information and participation criteria are available at the Duke University School of Medicine visiting student program Web site.

Professional Education Programs

The Duke Department of Surgery Continuing Medical Education (CME) program offers education, training and practice, and guidance in providing exemplary patient care.

Those who attend Grand Rounds are eligible to receive CME credit.

Advanced training: Duke Surgery offers professional advanced training courses throughout the year in a number of specialities and can be found on the Duke Center for Surgical Innovation web site. The division annually holds a Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery conference every fall and also a local VATS workshop one to two times a year.   Please check the course schedule for upcoming courses.