Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary

Cardiac Surgery (Residency Training)

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Program Information

School:Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Degree:Not Applicable
Field of Study:Cardiology
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Description:This six year residency program is designed to fulfill the training requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for examination and certification in cardiac surgery.

The first two years consist of core training. Rotations are selected jointly by the cardiac surgery residency program committee and the core surgery program coordinator. These surgical (general, trauma and cardiac) and non surgical rotations, along with the Core Surgery Seminar Series, have the resident prepared to pass the Royal College Principles of Surgery Exam, and serve as the basis for the future years of cardiac surgery training. Options for elective rotations include anesthesia, radiology, pathology and others.
URL:Cardiac Surgery (Residency Training) at Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary
Length:6 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    To be eligible to participate in the Canadian Resident Matching Service you must be either a medical student or graduate having obtained or obtaining a medical degree by July 1 from a Liaison Committee on Medical Education / Committee on Accreditation on Canadian Medical Schools (LCME/CACMS) accredited school, a school of osteopathic medicine or an international medical school. Candidates must have successfully completed at least three years of training in Internal Medicine.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Selection criteria: superior academic standing; demonstrated potential in acquiring surgical technical skills; and demonstrated interest in cardiac surgery with at least one rotation on a cardiac surgery service and a reference letter from a faculty member on that service.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on June 18, 2009