Residency Programs

Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency Program

Residents in the integrated program will gain experience in general and vascular surgery, critical care, cardiac anesthesia and cardiac catheterization, as well as in cardiac and thoracic surgery.

Traditional Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency

The training programs in cardiothoracic surgery at Duke University Medical Center are designed to develop academic cardiothoracic surgeons. We offer a traditional training program for residents who have completed general surgery training.

Joint General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program

The Joint Residency Program is an integration between the Duke General Surgery and Cardiothoracic residency programs and offers a unique and specialized training experience.

All trainees must spend four years of general surgery and three years of thoracic surgery training at Duke. Applicants must be in good standing, and not subject to any current disciplinary actions in general surgery. Current Duke General Surgery residents may apply in their PGY3 year.

It is our educational mission to train surgeons who are of the highest clinical caliber and committed to careers in which they will continue to advance the field through research, education, and leadership activities.