Candidate Membership is for residents who are matched or enrolled in a cardiothoracic surgery education program accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Thoracic Surgery under the authority of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education; 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. Individuals who have completed their education in one of the above programs and are in the process of acquiring certification in cardiothoracic surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, or the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada also are eligible to apply for Candidate Membership. In addition, any individual outside the United States and Canada who is enrolled in an accredited or otherwise-recognized thoracic surgery education program may apply for Candidate Membership.
Annual membership dues are only $100 ($75 after April 1, $50 after July 1, and $25 after October 1). View a full list of membership benefits .
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