The ACGME Accredited Congenital Cardiac Surgery accepts applications beginning June 19, 2023 through July 30, 2023 for a start date of July 2024 using SF Match.


  • Citizenship and Visa Requirements
    • US Citizen
    • US Permanent Resident (Green Card)
    • US Citizenship not required, but foreign medical graduates must have passed all certification requirements.
  • Applicants must have passed the USMLE step 1, 2, and 3
  • License to practice medicine in Missouri (or eligibility for it)
  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program, and AOA-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada ( RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency program located in Canada
  • Successful completion of a thoracic surgery program that satisfies above requirements

Licensure Requirements

Applicants from outside of the United States are eligible if the applicant completes the necessary steps to be able to achieve medical licensure from the state of Missouri.

The candidate should request ECFMG certification of their medical training.  Information on this process is available here: In order to qualify for ECFMG certification and medical licensing, applicants must pass USMLE Steps 1, 2, & 3 within three attempts per Step.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit completed applications and supporting materials to the program coordinator, Janel Cummings (

Application Checklist
  • Completed TSDA Universal Application
  • Photo
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of Honors/Awards (if not included on CV)
  • List of Publications (if not included on CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of Recommendation #1 from Program Director (must confirm applicant was in an ACGME-approved position at an ACGME-accredited program)
  • Letter of Recommendation #2
  • Letter of Recommendation #3
  • Signed TSDA Rules and Regulations Agreement