This award allows women medical students, general surgery residents and cardiothoracic surgery residents enrolled at an accredited institution, with an interest in cardiothoracic surgery, the opportunity to attend the STS Annual Meeting, and to be mentored throughout the meeting by a WTS/STS member. In addition, women postdoctoral candidates in a research or other gap year who have graduated medical school and are interested in cardiothoracic surgery are eligible to apply.
The application process for the 2024 WTS Scholarship Program is now closed.
Interested applicants will be required to submit the following to the WTS Help Desk at Help@wtsnet.org
- Application form (click to download) which includes a 250 word maximum essay question response
- Current CV
- A letter of support should indicate that the applicant has permission from their institution to attend the STS 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, Saturday, January 27- Monday, January 29, 2024, should they be awarded a WTS Scholarship.
- Letter of recommendation
For U.S. and Canadian applicants, your letter of recommendation must be from a STS or WTS member (it is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm membership). For international applicants, your letter of recommendation must be from your Program Director, your Medical School Dean, or a CT surgeon faculty member.
The submission deadline for applications is October 30, 2023, 11:59 p.m. PDT.
The WTS scholarship program has awarded over 100 scholarships since its inception in 2005. In awarding this annual WTS scholarship, Women in Thoracic Surgery is fulfilling one of its stated missions “to enhance the education of women thoracic surgeons.”
Make a tax-deductible contribution to the WTS Scholarship Program. Your support will help WTS continue its mission of developing women thoracic surgeons through this annual mentoring program.
Contact WTS Headquarters at email@example.com with questions.