Thoracic Surgery Match

Match Results Statistics

2021 Thoracic Surgery Match Results Statistics Report

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

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

Note: Thoracic Surgery participates in a combined match, the Thoracic Surgery & Vascular Surgery Match.

Important  Dates

Feb 9

Match Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET

Mar 23

Ranking Opens at 12:00 p.m. ET

Apr 13

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

Apr 27

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

May 11

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.