2022 STS Boot Camp

Event dates
Chicago, Illinois

The STS Boot Camp is designed to provide an experiential foundation and hands-on practice in basic cardiothoracic operating skills. Resident participants will receive expert instruction and utilize simulators that enhance the learning experience by replicating real-world cases and emergency scenarios.

Resident attendees will meet their 20-hour simulation requirement mandated by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Other benefits include:

  • Exposure to a simulated OR environment for cardiac and general thoracic procedures facilitated by CT surgery leaders
  • Extensive one-on-one interaction with CT surgery leaders from around the country

    Who is eligible to participate?
    First-year residents at traditional 2- and 3-year programs who start July/August 2022, and fourth-year residents at integrated programs as of July/August 2022.

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

    Nominations for this event closed, and participants have been notified.

    Registration and Travel

    Registration Fees

    The 2022 registration fee is $1,000 per resident. Program Directors have been notified by STS if their resident was accepted to this year's Boot Camp and invoiced $1,000 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 ($121 per night, first come, first-served). 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, September 29 through Sunday, October 2. It is at the program’s discretion whether or not each participant requires lodging for more than three nights.

    Contact the STS Education Department

    Ethical MedTech Compliance
    Boot Camp has been assessed by Ethical MedTech and is COMPLIANT with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.