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.

STS Mentorship Program

The STS Mentorship Program is designed for members at any career level. Apply to become a mentor or request mentorship. Participation in this year-round program will be critical to the success of the future generation of cardiothoracic surgeons.

Through the easy-to-use mentorship portal, provide your contact information and notate your practice type and areas of interest (e.g., practice building, clinical research, contract negotiations) so that we can better find the best mentor/mentee match!


Read blog posts written by Workforce members and providing practical advice on all aspects of early career development.

Social Media Outreach

Connect with members of the Workforce on Twitter @CTSurgCareers, and join the quarterly TweetChats, during which Workforce members and other Society leaders discuss early career issues in this open social media forum.

The next TweetChat, "Being a CT Surgeon and Staying in One Piece," will take place on Wednesday, November 16, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Moderator Dr. Brian Mitzman (@brianmitzman) and colleagues will explore the realities of finding work-life balance and navigating new responsibilities as an early career surgeon. Join in on Twitter or read the session archive on the STS website CTCareers page

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.

Additional Resources

  • The 2022 STS Trainee Retreat (held April 2, 2022) included talks related to when, how, and what job to look for; negotiating a contract; setting yourself up for success in the first three years of practice; investing wisely for the future; the importance of personal wellness; and social media. Watch the event recordingAll views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Society.

  • VIDEO: Young Professors: Insights and Tips for Early and Mid-Career Faculty
    Ourania A. Preventza, MD, Himanshu J. Patel, MD, Elaine E. Tseng, MD, and Sunil Singhal, MD