Summer Intern Scholarships in Cardiothoracic Surgery


The Summer Intern Scholarship program was established to introduce the field of cardiothoracic surgery to first and second year medical students in a North American medical school and to broaden their educational experience by providing an opportunity to spend eight weeks during the summer (June thru September) working in a North American cardiothoracic surgery department.

Deadline to submit an application: December 15th

Member for a Day Program


Provides an opportunity for medical students and general surgery residents to accompany an AATS Member Mentor, along with a resident of the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA) during portions of the 2019 AATS Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada from May 4 - May 7.

Deadline to submit an application:  January 15, 2019.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident Poster Competition


Provides an opportunity for senior cardiothoracic surgery residents and/or congenital heart surgery fellows to represent their institution in a competition by presenting a scientific poster of their clinical/investigative research at the 2019 AATS Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, May 4 - 7.

Deadline to submit an abstract:  January 15, 2019.

Resident Case Report Competition


Provides an opportunity for cardiothoracic surgery residents from around the world to present original case studies at the 2019 AATS Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, May 4 – 7, 2019. Residents/fellows must provide via the following submission site a brief abstract (no more than 300 words) regarding an original case study i.e. an interesting/unusual case, identifying the issues you faced and the means you used to resolve it. Successful applicants should be prepared to present in a mini oral presentation format at the Annual Meeting upon being selected. Case reports may not include research that has been previously presented.

Deadline: January 15, 2019

Perioperative/Team-Based Care Poster Competition


The Perioperative/Team-Based Care Poster Competition provides an opportunity for non-MD cardiothoracic surgical team professionals (NPs, PAs, Perfusionists, and RNs) to submit an abstract for consideration to participate in a scientific poster competition at the 2019 AATS Annual Meeting in Toronto Canada, May 4 - 7. These posters may contain material that has been previously presented.

Deadline to submit an abstract:  January 15, 2019.

Second Norman Shumway Research Scholarship 2019 – 2021

The Second Norman Shumway Research Scholarship provides an opportunity for research, training and experience for North American surgeons committed to pursuing an academic career in cardiothoracic surgery. A yearly stipend of $80,000 will be paid to the host institution to support the academic expenses of the awardee. 

Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship, 2019-2020

Provides an opportunity for promising young academic cardiothoracic surgeons from outside the United States and Canada to attend a North American AATS Member's institution to broaden their overall training and increase international contacts. This Fellowship will provide successful applicants a stipend of $75,000 US to support studies at a primary center of their choice as well as travel to secondary sites in North America. 
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Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum Scholarship


Grants opportunities for intellectual development and preparation for leadership roles in CT ethics, the Forum (supported by the AATS and STS) offers scholarships for interested CT surgeons or trainees who are interested in biomedical ethics and show promise of providing leadership for the continuing development and flourishing of ethics education for CT surgery. Selected awardee will receive formal education and training in biomedical ethics through programs offered by leading ethics centers.
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