WTS Carpenter Scholarship


This award is named for Dr. A.J. Carpenter, 63rd President of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) and former President and long-time leader with WTS. A.J. is not only a national leader in cardiac surgery and thoracic education, but also a tremendous mentor to a growing cohort of young surgeons nationwide.

This award was conceived to allow young women in medical school, in surgical training and with an interest in cardiothoracic surgery the opportunity to attend the STSA Annual Meeting, and to be mentored throughout the meeting by a WTS/STSA member.

The STSA meeting is widely recognized as one of the most coveted national meetings in cardiothoracic surgery. The meeting’s format and location provide a strong academic program and unique opportunities for social interaction and relationship building. We encourage all who are interested to click here to apply, or to share this with anyone who may benefit from this opportunity.

The application process for the 2018 WTS Carpenter Scholarship is closed. Interested applicants must apply online at https://sts.fluidreview.com/. In addition to completing an online application form, applicants will be asked to upload a current CV and a letter of recommendation from an STSA member.


WTS Carpenter Scholarship for Attendance at the STSA 65th Annual Meeting

Meeting Dates: November 7-10, 2018

Location: Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, FL

Award: Up to $2,000 to cover travel (round-trip coach class airfare and ground transportation), lodging (up to three nights at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort) and a ticket to the STSA Dinner Gala. There is no meeting registration fee.

Award Payout: Following the STSA Annual Meeting, up to $2,000 in travel and lodging will be reimbursed upon receipt of a completed report/evaluation of experience, and expense reimbursement form and receipts.

Eligibility: Female medical students, general surgery residents, and cardiothoracic surgery residents enrolled at an ACGME-accredited institution in the U.S. with a letter of recommendation from an active STSA* member. Previous recipients of a WTS Scholarship to attend the STS Annual Meeting or a STS Looking to the Future Scholarship are ineligible.

Mentor: A WTS/STSA member will be assigned prior to the STSA 65th Annual Meeting.

*STSA supports southern and southern-trained members of the cardiothoracic surgery community and their families in the pursuit of the highest quality patient care, education, scientific achievement, collegiality, and life balance. STSA represents more than 1,100 cardiothoracic surgeons throughout the country. Although the STSA is a regional society by definition, members are from all over the United States. At the time of application, STSA members must be practicing, or have previously practiced cardiothoracic surgery for at least one consecutive year, or have completed their general surgery residency, thoracic surgery residency, or a research fellowship in one of the states/regions: Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Mississippi; Missouri; North Carolina; Oklahoma; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia; District of Columbia; the U.S. territories and commonwealths in the Caribbean.