The AATS Member for a Day Program will provide an opportunity for North American medical students, general surgery residents, and up to third year integrated cardiothoracic surgery residents (I-6) to accompany an AATS Member Mentor, along with a resident member of the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA) during portions of the 2015 AATS Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA from April 25th – 29th. The program is designed to offer insight into the cardiothoracic surgery specialty and to provide an opportunity to network and build relationships within the cardiothoracic surgical community.
Up to 30 medical students, general surgery residents, and I-6 cardiothoracic residents (within their first three years) will be selected to participate in this program. Successful candidates will receive complimentary hotel accommodations for a minimum of three and a maximum of four nights (April 25 – April 28) in an AATS Annual Meeting hotel. Additionally, at the conclusion of the meeting each successful candidate will receive a $250 stipend from the AATS Graham Foundation to offset the cost of meals and an additional stipend of up to $500 USD to help offset the cost of travel. This stipend will be contingent upon the awardee submitting a post event evaluation survey. Awardees will receive complimentary “all access” registration to the scientific sessions at the Annual Meeting, including the AATS Member for a Day Saturday Evening Session, the AATS/TSRA Resident Luncheon, and various social events.
Medical Student Candidates must be currently enrolled in either an LCME-accredited medical school in the United States or a CACMS-accredited medical school in Canada.
General Surgical and/or Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident Candidates must be currently enrolled in either an ACGME-accredited surgery residency program in the United States or a RCPSC-accredited surgery residency program in Canada.
Integrated (I-6) Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents must be within their 1st through 3rd clinical years.
Successful candidates must agree to attend the AATS Member for a Day Session at dinner on Saturday, April 25th from 6pm-8pm and submit a summary report and evaluation of their experience to the Association within two weeks following the completion of the Annual Meeting.
- No more than one candidate per training level will be selected from each institution.
- Applications must include:
- A letter of support from an AATS Member at a candidate’s institution or a faculty member.
- A one page outline from the applicant stating what he/she expects to gain from participating in the program and an indication of which sub-specialty of cardiothoracic surgery is of interest.
Application process is currently closed.
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