Scholarship Overview

The Summer Intern Scholarship, established in 2007, aims to introduce cardiothoracic surgery to first and second year medical students in a North American medical school during an eight week summer placement within an AATS member's cardiothoracic surgery department. The Scholarship is partially funded by Scanlan International Inc. and the AATS Foundation, and provides $2,500 grants to scholarship recipients in order to cover living expenses during the eight weeks of training. In addition, the recipients will receive complimentary registration to the 99th AATS Annual Meeting taking place May 4th - May 7th in Toronto, Canada. 

Mentors of the the scholarship recipients will be expected to provide updates to the AATS Council on the recipients' career paths. Candidates who would like to identify an AATS member to sponsor them for this scholarship can do so by visiting the AATS membership directory hereNo more than two students from a single institution may be awarded the scholarships; in the instances where two students from the same institution are selected, each must have a unique host sponsor.

To be 
eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a first or second year medical student as of January 2, 2019.

  • Submit a letter of support provided by the host sponsor (sponsor must be a member of the AATS).

  • Complete their study in the institution of the host sponsor.

  • Submit a one-page outline of what the candidate hopes to accomplish during the eight weeks. The outline must not exceed one page and should specify the proposed exposure to cardiothoracic surgery to be undertaken, including an aspect of both laboratory and clinical experience.

  • Agree to submit a summary report & evaluation of their experience to the AATS within sixty days upon completion of internship.

The application deadline has passed.