Event dates
Aug 22–25, 2024
Chicago, IL
An experiential foundation and hands-on practice in basic cardiothoracic operating skills for first-year residents.

The STS Boot Camp is designed to provide an experiential foundation and practice in basic cardiothoracic operating skills. Resident participants receive hands-on instruction and utilize high-fidelity simulators to enhance the learning experience and create real-world cases and emergency scenarios. For more information, check out this highlight video from the 2023 event. This year's event will take place at the Marriott Chicago O’Hare Hotel. 

Participants are nominated by their program directors. The nomination period opened at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 3, and will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 24. Program directors have been sent further instructions via email.  


Who is eligible to participate?
First-year residents at traditional 2- and 3-year programs who start July/August 2024, and fourth-year residents at integrated programs as of July/August 2024.

What information is required?
Resident’s name, PGY, program track (traditional, I6, or 4/3), personal email address, institutional email address (if available).

Registration and Travel

Registration Fees

The 2024 registration fee is $1,250 per resident. Program Directors will be notified by STS if their resident was accepted to this year's Boot Camp and invoiced $1,250 to cover the registration fee. Questions? Contact the STS Education Department.

Travel and Housing

Programs are responsible for covering all travel-related expenses (airfare and ground transportation) and lodging expenses at the Marriott Chicago O’Hare. Programs also are responsible for making all travel arrangements and hotel reservations. A housing link to make reservations at the Marriott Chicago O’Hare will be provided after resident participation is confirmed. Residents are expected to stay a minimum of three nights from Thursday, August 22 through Sunday, August 25. It is at the program’s discretion whether or not each participant requires lodging for more than three nights.


View the Exhibitor Prospectus and submit your application today!