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.

Pre-Candidate Members may transfer to Candidate Member status once they have matched or are 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 STSA region.

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

Review the STSA Bylaws or contact STSA Headquarters at 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 September 15. Applications received after September 15 will be deferred to the following year’s committee.

Send your application materials to:

Dr. James J. Gangemi, Membership Committee Chair
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
633 N. Saint Clair St., Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60611-3658
Phone: (312) 202-5892
Fax: (773) 289-0871