Apply for Membership

Join your colleagues and become part of the world's largest and most influential cardiothoracic surgical organization as a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. STS provides outstanding opportunities for continuing medical education and networking in the field of cardiothoracic surgery.

Some of the many benefits that Society members receive are: special advance notice and discounted registration fees for educational programs; subscriptions to the Society's publications, including The Annals of Thoracic Surgery; reduced rates for participation in the STS National Database; and much more. Review the Society's membership options and complete an application today!

Active Membership

For surgeons certified in the United States and Canada in the field of cardiothoracic surgery.

International Membership

For surgeons who have achieved appropriate certification or recognition of their achievements in cardiothoracic surgery in countries other than the United States or Canada.

Associate Membership for Physicians

For physicians who are not eligible for Active Membership or International Membership and who support and work directly with cardiothoracic surgeons.

Associate Membership for Non-Physicians

For anyone with an interest in cardiothoracic surgery, including scientists, physician assistants, perfusionists, nurses, nurse practitioners, practice administrators, data managers, and other health care professionals.

Candidate Membership

For residents who are matched or enrolled in an ACGME-accredited cardiothoracic surgery education program; a program approved for thoracic surgery education by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery; or a program approved for cardiothoracic surgery education by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada; or their equivalency. Also, for an individual outside the United States and Canada enrolled in an accredited or otherwise-recognized thoracic surgery education program.

Pre-Candidate Membership

For medical students and general surgery residents enrolled in an appropriately accredited or otherwise recognized medical school, or enrolled in a general surgery educational program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.