Candidate Membership

Candidate Membership is for cardiothoracic surgery residents and fellows matched or enrolled in a thoracic surgery educational program accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Thoracic Surgery under the authority of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education that is within the Southern region.

Annual membership dues are $50. Candidate Members may retain membership for up to three years following the completion of their thoracic surgery training. Candidate members who have been Board certified in thoracic surgery may, upon written request to the Association and with approval of the Membership Committee and the Council, transition directly, with no initiation fee applied, to Active Membership.

Review the STSA Bylaws or contact STSA Headquarters at stsa@stsa.org or 312-202-5892 for more information about Candidate Membership and to confirm if this is the right membership category for you.


Candidate Member Application Instructions:

1. Review the requirements for membership and complete the application.

2. Have your Program Director read the completed application, review the requirements, and sign the Program Director Verification portion of the application.

3. Mail or e-mail the completed application and a current version of your CV to the address below.

4. The deadline for consideration of any application is now extended until  September 22. Applications received after September 15 will be deferred to the following year’s committee.

Send your application materials to:

Dr. Edward Chen, Membership Committee Chair
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
633 N. Saint Clair St., Floor 23
Chicago, IL 60611-3658
Phone: (312) 202-5892
Fax: (773) 289-0871
E-mail: stsa@stsa.org