2023 STS Boot Camp

Event dates
Marriott Chicago O’Hare Hotel

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

A call for nominations will be sent to program directors by email on Tuesday, April 11, at 1:00 p.m. ET. Nominations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and 60 spots are available for participation (programs may designate more than one eligible resident). Nominations will close on May 10. Submission does not guarantee participation. Notifications will be sent after the close date. 

    Who is eligible to participate?
    First-year residents at traditional 2- and 3-year programs who start July/August 2023, and fourth-year residents at integrated programs as of July/August 2023.

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