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How to Apply

The Thoracic Residency Program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and accepts applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants must register with BOTH the NRMP and ERAS.

Application Requirements

  • ERAS application – Deadline is December 1, 2020.
  • Personal statement.
  • Three letters of recommendation including one letter from the Chairman of the Department of Surgery.
  • Dean’s letter.
  • USMLE Step I and II. To be competitive, a score of 230 or above on the USMLE Step I and Step II is desirable. [All residents and clinical fellows must provide documentation that they have passed USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) and USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) or the COMLEX equivalent.]

All offers are contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and hiring processes prior to the start date. Credentialing requirements include, but are not limited to, obtaining appropriate licensure to practice medicine in the State of Ohio, verification of medical school graduation, and any previous residency training, verification of any previous medical licenses and the passing of a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.