Thoracic Surgery & Vascular Surgery Match

Match Results Statistics

2017 Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery Match Results Statistics Report


Subspecialties in the Match

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery focuses on the treatment of diseases and injuries of the heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, chest wall, diaphragm, and great vessels.  Additional information can be found through the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association at www.tsda.org.

  • Applicants must have completed a residency in General Surgery
  • Thoracic surgery fellowships are two years in length (traditional format)

Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery focuses on the diagnosis and longitudinal treatment of disorders of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems, excluding vessels of the brain and heart.  Additional information can be found through the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery at www.vascular.org.

  • Applicants must have completed a residency in General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery fellowships are two years in length

Important  Dates

2018
Jan 24

Match Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET

Mar 21

Ranking Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET

Apr 18

Quota Change Deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET

May 2

Rank Order List Certification Deadline at 9:00 p.m. ET

May 16

Match Day at 12:00 p.m. ET!

Application Process

The NRMP is not a centralized application service.  Candidates are responsible for determining whether the specialty participates in a standardized application service such as the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) or whether they must apply directly to the programs of their choice.  Applicants must ensure they meet all program prerequisites and institutional policies regarding eligibility for appointment prior to ranking a program through the NRMP