STS Leadership Institute

April 14, 2022 - January 20, 2023


Hospitals are experiencing unprecedented disruption and change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, institutions and practices need physicians in leadership who have the skills and experience to lead teams in complex and ever-changing environments. The STS Leadership Institute provides an opportunity for early career (0-7 years in practice) and mid-career (8-15 years in practice) cardiothoracic surgeons who are STS members to learn about core leadership skills that are imperative for success in this health care environment.

The STS Leadership Institute includes five events: three virtual sessions and two in-person meetings. The capstone event will take place in San Diego, California, adjacent to STS 2023. Attendees will work in tracks specific to their career standing at various points throughout the program. Ample face time with a faculty of prestigious leaders will be provided. Selected applicants are required to participate in all five events of the series. Notifications have been sent to participants.

Upon completion, graduates receive a certificate that could be meaningful in support of promotion, tenure, and other career advancement opportunities.

Session 1: Individual Growth – Virtual 
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Session 2: Leading Others – Chicago, IL 
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Session 3: Leading Every Day: Applying Skills and Networking – Virtual 
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Session 4: Program Building – Virtual 
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Capstone Session: STS 2023, San Diego, CA 
Friday, January 20, 2023

This educational opportunity is for STS members only.

A limited number of seats are available. Registration is $500, and attendees are responsible for travel-related expenses, including airfare and housing. Continuing medical education credits will be available. Registration for STS 2023 also is required when registration opens. 

The application deadline has passed. Notifications regarding applications have been sent to participants. Applications for the 2023-24 Leadership Institute are now open. 

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

These activities have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The exact number of available credits will be provided closer to the event dates.