Student & Resident Resources

Looking to the Future Scholarship Program

The STS Looking to the Future Scholarship Program seeks to encourage general surgery residents and medical students who are considering, but not yet committed to, a career in cardiothoracic surgery. Scholarships include registration fees for the STS Annual Meeting, a 3-night stay at an STS-designated hotel, participation in exclusive events, and reimbursement of up to $500 in related travel expenses.


Learning Management System

The STS Learning Management System houses a wealth of educational materials, including the entire Thoracic Surgical Curriculum and a variety of textbooks, videos, and case presentations. Program directors and coordinators easily can set up a 1-, 2-, or 3-year curriculum, as well as create customized assignments and offer National Benchmarked Quizzes for resident comparison across programs.

The Curriculum currently is accessible only by cardiothoracic surgery residency program directors, coordinators, faculty, and residents. If you already have a login, check out the new content that is available. If you don't have a login, click SIGN-IN at the top right corner of the website, and then click REQUEST SITE ACCESS. For more information about the LMS, contact Lauren Aloia.

Curriculum Suggestions and Errors Form

Please fill out this form if you have any comments, suggestions, or have identified any errors in the Thoracic Surgical Curriculum.


Residents Symposium

The Residents Symposium at the STS Annual Meeting provides practical early career information and an opportunity to ask questions in small group discussions led by experienced surgeons. The 2018 session will include talks related to private practice and academic career pathways, the mechanics of finding a job, negotiating a contract, building a successful clinical practice, early career development, what you need to know about finances, and achieving a successful work/life balance.


Career Opportunities

Find potential job opportunities at these sites.

Additional Resources

STS provides management services for two organizations that have a wealth of resources for cardiothoracic surgery residents.