Career Resources

The development and success of early career members is an important objective for the Society. The STS Workforce on Career Development endeavors to address the specific career needs of members in their first 7 years of practice.


The Workforce recently developed a series of answers to frequently asked questions, including clinical interactions, program development, personal finances, contracting, and research.

Social Media Outreach

Connect with members of the Workforce on Twitter, and make sure to join the quarterly Tweetchats, during which Workforce members and other Society leaders will discuss early career issues in this open social media forum.

The next Tweetchat will be held on Thursday, February 22, at 8:00 p.m. ET. The chat will focus on finding a niche in cardiothoracic surgery. Follow @CTSurgCareers for more information, and use the hashtag #CTcareers to participate.

Note: The opinions expressed in this Twitter feed are those of its individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Videos & Articles

Read this article on developing a niche to help begin to define your career.

Watch experts discuss their career trajectories and share their best advice for success in the video below.