Dr. Thistlethwaite is a nationally-recognized cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in lung cancer, mediastinal and chest wall surgery, diseases of the thymus, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, and heart and lung transplantation. She conducts clinical research and has led major national trials to treat lung cancer. In addition, Dr. Thistlethwaite plays a significant role in training future cardiothoracic surgeons.
This award allows a woman in medical school or surgical training in the U.S. 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. In addition, women postdoctoral candidates in a research or other gap year who have graduated medical school in the U.S. and are committed to cardiothoracic surgery, are eligible to apply.
The application for the WTS Thistlethwaite Scholarship opens in late February/Early March, closes in late March/early April.
(*For 2021, since the WTSA Annual Meeting was pushed back to late September, the application process will open in mid to late May. The WTSA Annual Meeting typically occurs in late June.)
Eligible applicants must apply online
In addition to completing an online application form, applicants will be asked to upload a current CV and a letter of recommendation from an Active WTSA member. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm that their letter of recommendation writer is an Active member of the Western Thoracic Surgical Association (WTSA).
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WTS Thistlethwaite Scholarship Application