Welcome to the University of Arizona ACGME-approved Cardiothoracic Surgery residency. Ours is a 2-year traditional program for graduates of a General Surgery residency. The program matches one resident per year. The two residents alternate between the cardiac and thoracic surgery services. There are no non-ACGME fellows on either service to compete for cases. Six midlevel practitioners (ANPs or PAs) support the two services.
Our program emphasizes good cardiac preservation and good surgical exposure, creating a favorable atmosphere for operative learning. We invest time and effort in the CT residents – their office space is embedded within the Division, and cases are coordinated to maximize resident experience. Our goal is to have the resident practice-ready at the end of 2 years.
Scott Lick, MD
Professor of Surgery
CT Residency Program Director