Pre-Candidate Membership

Pre-Candidate Membership is for medical students and general surgery residents enrolled at a program in the Southern region and interested in pursuing a career in cardiothoracic surgery.

Annual membership dues are $25, to be billed after membership application is accepted.

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


Pre-Candidate Member Application Instructions:

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

2. Have your Program Director or Dean read the completed application, review the requirements, and sign the Program Director/Dean 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 until September 15 . 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