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.


Residents Symposium

The Residents Symposium at the STS Annual Meeting practical early career information and an opportunity to ask questions in small group discussions led by experienced surgeons. The 2017 session included talks related to private practice and academic career pathways, the mechanics of finding a job, what one needs to know about finances, building a successful clinical practice, early career development and achieving a successful work/life balance.

View slides from the 2017 STS Residents Symposium*

*All views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of the Society.


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.