How to Apply

****The Thoracic Surgery Residency Program is currentlly at this time***

Applications to our program will now only be accepted through ERAS. You may visit their website at to obtain all of the necessary information you will need to apply to our residency program.

Applications are invited from graduates of approved general surgery residency programs in the United State and Canada. Requirements include transcripts of grades from medical school, a copy of the Dean letter and three personal letters of recommendation, including a letter from the Program Director. All positions are filled through the Thoracic Surgery Matching Program. You may reach them at (866) 617-5834.

For more information, please contact the following:

Peter M. Scholz, M.D., Program Director
James W. Mackenzie Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Alan J. Spotnitz, M.D., Associate Program Director

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Joan Zenuch, Residency Coordinator

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Phone: (732) 235-7806

UMDNJ / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
P.O. Box 19 - MEB 512
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903-0019