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.
Annual membership dues for International Members are $300. Dues for International Members living in the United States are $750. Dues for International Members living in Canada are US$650. International Members living in low or lower middle income countries, per the World Bank, pay reduced membership dues of $100. There is a one-time initiation fee of $250.
STS and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery have agreed to an arrangement whereby surgeons who joined EACTS and became Active members prior to 2009 who wish to join STS as International Members do not need to submit the name of an STS sponsor. A completed STS membership application form and CV are required. Surgeons who became EACTS members in 2009 or later are required to submit all application materials, including the name and contact information of a sponsor who is an Active or International Member of STS, a completed application, and a CV. EACTS members who are accepted for STS International Membership are not required to pay the initiation fee.
STS and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons have agreed to an arrangement whereby ESTS members, who wish to join STS and are accepted as International Members, are not required to pay the initiation fee.
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October 15, 2015 is the application deadline.