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 2022 WTS Scholarship Program is closed. Interested applicants must apply online at https://STS.smapply.io/prog/wts_scholarship_program/. In addition to completing an online application form, applicants will be asked to upload a current CV, a letter of recommendation and a letter of support from their institution. The application submission deadline is November 9, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. CT.
For U.S. and Canadian applicants, your letter of recommendation must be from a STS member. For international applicants, those outside of the United States and Canada, your letter of recommendation must be from your Program Director, your Medical School Dean, or a CT surgeon faculty member. In addition, an applicant’s letter of recommendation will be part of the review process.
A letter of support should indicate that the applicant has permission from their institution to attend the STS 58th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, FL, Saturday, January 29- Monday, January 31, 2022, should they be awarded a WTS Scholarship.
**During STS 2022 (the 58th Annual Meeting), the Society will require that all professional registrants, exhibitors, guests, and STS staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their attendance. Please note that if you are awarded a WTS Scholarship, you will need to be vaccinated to attend the STS 58th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, FL.
Additional details about STS 2022 COVID Protocols can be found on the STS website by clicking on the link below:
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.
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