WTS Membership Categories

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WTS Membership Categories

Active Members

Active membership of WTS shall consist of women holding the MD or DO degree, or their international equivalent, who have completed specialty training in thoracic surgery and whose primary activity and interest are cardiothoracic surgery. If you reside in the United States or Canada, select the Active Membership category when joining WTS. If you reside internationally outside of the United States and Canada, select the International Membership category. Click to apply through our Membership Account page.

International Members

International Membership of WTS shall consist of women who have achieved appropriate certification or recognition of their achievements in thoracic surgery in countries other than the United States or Canada, and whose primary activity and interest are cardiothoracic surgery. Click to apply through our Membership Account page.

Candidate Members

Candidate membership of WTS shall consist of women who are enrolled in a general surgery or a thoracic surgery residency training program in the United States or Canada or their international equivalent, or women who in the course of their secondary and college educations have expressed an interest in cardiothoracic surgery. Click to apply through our Membership Account page.

Associate Members

Associates as a category of membership shall be reserved for individuals of all backgrounds who wish to demonstrate their support and dedication to the WTS mission. Click to apply through our Membership Account page.

Allied Health Members

Allied Health Membership of WTS are all individuals having an interest in the field of thoracic surgery (including but not limited to research scientists, physician assistants, perfusionists, nurses, nurse practitioners, practice administrators, data managers and other health care professionals) shall be eligible for Allied Health Membership. Click to apply through our Membership Account page.

Institutional Members

Institutional Members of WTS are organizations, institutions, and industry entities who wish to demonstrate their support and dedication to the WTS mission by underwriting its mission at a financial level to be determined by the Board of Directors. Click to apply through our Membership Account page.

Emeritus Members

Any Active member who has reached the age of seventy (70) years, or who submits a declaration of retirement from employment in the field of cardiothoracic surgery, shall be eligible for Emeritus Membership. To become an Emeritus Member, please contact us directly at wts@wtsnet.org. Click to apply through our Membership Account page.

Honorary Members

Honorary Membership shall be reserved for those persons deemed worthy of such honor due to their support and dedication to the WTS mission. Honorary Members shall be elected by a majority vote of the membership. Click here for a list of WTS Honorary Members. Click to apply through our Membership Account page.

For complete details about each membership category, please review the WTS Bylaws.