Student & Resident Resources

Considering a career in cardiothoracic surgery? Hear why STS leaders think it is a good idea. This video features Rishindra M. Reddy, MD, Jules Lin, MD, Jeffrey B. Rich, MD, G. Alexander Patterson, MD, Leah M. Backhus, MD, Mark S. Allen, MD, and Keith S. Naunheim, MD. 


Looking to the Future Scholarship Program

The application process for the 2021 STS Looking to the Future Scholarship Program will open in summer 2020.

The STS Looking to the Future Scholarship Program seeks to encourage general surgery residents and medical students who are considering, but not yet committed to, a career in cardiothoracic surgery. Scholarships include registration fees for the STS Annual Meeting, a 3-night stay at an STS-designated hotel, participation in exclusive events, and reimbursement of up to $500 in related travel expenses. 


Residents Symposium

The Residents Symposium at the STS Annual Meeting offers practical early career information and an opportunity to ask questions in small group discussions led by experienced surgeons. The 2020 Symposium included talks related to the modern cardiothoracic surgery practice landscape, key steps to finding a job, negotiating contracts in academic and private practice settings, early career development, achieving financial security, and navigating work/life balance. All views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Society.


STS Thoracic Surgical Curriculum

The STS Thoracic Surgical Curriculum houses a wealth of educational materials, including textbooks, videos, and case presentations designed to support residency training education.

Beginning July 1, 2020, the Curriculum was included in the STS Learning Center.

Program directors and coordinators easily can set up a 1-, 2-, or 3-year curriculum, as well as create customized assignments and offer National Benchmarked Quizzes for resident comparison across programs.

The Curriculum currently is accessible only by cardiothoracic surgery residency program directors, coordinators, faculty, and residents.

How to Access

Visit learnctsurgery.sts.org and log in using your STS login and password. If you don't have a login, or are unsure, click Get Started. If you are having trouble or have questions, contact us at einnovation@sts.org.

Curriculum Suggestions and Errors Form

Please fill out this form if you have any comments, suggestions, or have identified any errors in the Thoracic Surgical Curriculum.