Awards include up to $3,500 towards travel-related expenses including room and board for the designated travel elective. Applicants are responsible for contacting potential mentors and securing arrangements prior to submitting an application.
Please note that previous recipients of the WTS Brigid Scanlan Traveling Mentorship Award, formerly named the Scanlan/WTS Traveling Mentorship Award, are not eligible to apply.
The 2024 WTS Brigid Scanlan Traveling Mentorship Award application process opened October 4 and will close December 1, 2023.
Interested applicants should send the 4 documents noted below in pdf or word format via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If at all possible, please provide one Zip File with all your documents. Letters of support must reference the name of the applicant. The email subject line should state: “Brigid Scanlan Application”.
- Application Form which includes a 250-word essay describing the applicant’s interest in cardiothoracic surgery;
- A current version of the applicant’s CV;
- A letter of commitment from the WTS mentor the applicant wishes to visit; and
- A letter of support from the applicant’s medical school official or residency program director permitting the elective.
To be eligible for an award, applicants must be a U.S. medical student or general surgery resident at a U.S. institution.
The application deadline is Friday, December 1, 2023, 11:59 p.m. PST.
Review a list of available WTS member mentors.
For questions, please contact email@example.com.