We are accepting applications for the 2021 academic year in the Thoracic Surgery Residency Training Program. The reception and dinner will occur February 14th and the interviews will take place the following day, February 15, 2020.

Please be advised that our program no longer is accepting paper applications and that all applicants are required to apply through ERAS (Electronic Resident Application Service) to be considered. All paper applications will be returned without review.

If you are unfamiliar with the ERAS system, their website can be found at https://www.erasfellowshipdocuments.org/. It gives general information on how to request certain items that are required for the completion of the ERAS application. It includes information on required fees, how to request a token that is needed to access an ERAS application, and contact information for ERAS, which is operated by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Any questions can be e-mailed to myeras@AAMC.org, or you may also contact the Help Desk at 202-828-0413.

This website also includes information on letters of recommendation, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) reports, United States Medical Licensing Examination™ (USMLE™), and personal goals and statements. After reviewing and understanding the process of submitting an ERAS application, one can access the application and guidelines at https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/fellowship_applicants/, which will provide you with a step-by-step process to assist you in a successful submission of your application.

The application requires the following information:

  • Official medical school transcripts
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX or NBME)
  • A letter from your Program Director and at least two (2) other letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the United States)

Through the ERAS process, you can start applying to our program on November 20; however, we will not be downloading applications for review until December 1. Please have your complete application submitted by January 10, 2020.

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Reception and Interviews

The reception and dinner are on Friday night. On Friday evening, everyone will meet at The Parkway Hotel and will be taken to the reception and dinner. This will be an opportunity for applicants to meet the residents and the faculty informally. The interviews are held on Saturday morning. Spencer Melby, MD, Program Director, will present an overview of the training program as well as a description of the rotations. Following this, applicants will have several interviews over the next 2½- to 3-hour period.

At the conclusion of the interviews, applicants will have lunch and then will be taken on a tour of the facilities including the hospitals and research buildings. The day concludes by 2 p.m.


The Parkway Hotel, St. Louis (www.theparkwayhotel.com) (314-256-7777 or 886-314-7700) is located adjacent to the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Medical Center.

Use the RESERVATION LINK  to secure a guestroom that has been provided a discounted rate.  The final day to make reservations at the discounted rate is January 31, 2020.

To contact the hotel directly and make reservations (314-256-777) use GROUP #9575 with reservations to secure the discounted rate.



Metro Transit St. Louis provides transportation from Lambert Airport to the medical campus, Central West End station. MetroLink is a clean, efficient light-rail system, departing from the airport’s Main Terminal and East Terminal at 10-minute intervals. It takes approximately 20 minutes to ride from the airport to the Central West End MetroLink stop.

Airport Shuttle

Shuttle service to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Shared van ride, when scheduled, will pick up and drop off at the Center for Advance Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital South Campus West Pavilion. For more information, call 314-222-5300 or 1-877-785-4682.

Laclede Cab

County Cab

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Program Coordinator, Janel Johnson at 314-273-1405 or via e-mail Janel.Johnson@wustl.edu.