International Membership is for surgeons who have achieved appropriate certification or recognition of their achievements in cardiothoracic surgery in countries other than the United States or Canada and who devote their professional efforts to the interests of the specialty.
Are you a member of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)? Applicants who became EACTS members prior to 2009 and wish to join STS as International Members do not need to submit sponsorship information. Only a completed STS membership application and CV are required.
No payment is due upon application. You will be invoiced after you are elected to membership, and dues will be prorated based on the time of year you are elected. International applicants are approved for membership three times a year by the STS Board of Directors at each in-person meeting (January, Spring, Fall).
|Application Deadline||Board of Directors Meeting|
|March 28, 2016||May 15, 2016|
|August 29, 2016||October 16, 2016|
|November 1, 2016||January 22, 2017|
DUES AND FEES
Annual membership dues are based on where the member lives:
- International Members living outside the United States and Canada* – $300
*International Members in low or lower middle income countries, per the World Bank – $100
- International Members living in the United States/Canada – $750/$650
There is a one-time initiation fee of $250. This initiation fee is waived for EACTS and ESTS members, members of ASCVTS in low or lower middle income countries defined by the World Bank, and STS Candidate Members who become International Members.
Spring Board Meeting
Fall Board Meeting
|Outside the United States|
|Low or Lower Middle|
*per the World Bank