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Apply for the WTS Intuitive Fellowship

The Women in Thoracic Surgery (WTS) and Intuitive Surgical, Inc. have partnered to create a unique opportunity in advanced robotic training for mid career female thoracic surgeons. The overarching goals are to establish a mentoring relationship for a female robotic surgeon and assist her in growing her robotic surgical practice. WTS encourages mid career surgeons to consider this exceptional opportunity to enrich their surgical skill set.

Deadline for applications is April 1, 2024 at 11.59 PM PT.

Apply for the WTS Thistlethwaite Scholarship

This award allows a woman resident or fellow in a US training program with an interest in cardiothoracic surgery the opportunity to attend the WTSA Annual Meeting, and to be mentored throughout the meeting by a WTS/WTSA member.

Deadline for applications is April 5 2024, 11:59 p.m. PDT.



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You can now view current and past issues of the WTS newsletter, The Oracle. Featured Posts are available and include interviews with WTS members and current events covered by the WTS.

All-Women Team Makes History with Heart Transplant

Led by WTS Member, Dr. Amy Fiedler

An all-women team has made history at the University of California, San Francisco after performing a heart transplant on a female patient in early December. The five-hour procedure is notable since at UCSF, Fiedler told, they only performed about 50 heart transplants last year, and overall, men make up the majority of adult cardiac surgeons in the country. A 2019 STS Thoracic Surgery Practice and Access Task Force Workforce Report showed that, nationwide, women comprise 6.2% of adult cardiac surgeons. Watch the video to the right to learn more about this remarkable milestone for women in the industry!