Membership Benefits & Application

DISCOVERY. EDUCATION. NETWORKING. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

For over 30 years, the General Thoracic Surgical Club (GTSC) has been the "Who's Who" of surgeons committed to the practice of general thoracic surgery. Becoming a member of GTSC means collaborating with prominent professionals in the field to promote excellence in research and the dissemination of research findings in the field of general thoracic surgery. 

GTSC Membership Benefits:

  • discounted registration for the Annual Meeting
    • the highlight of the GTSC is the annual meeting where the atmosphere is one of camaraderie and all meals are included
  • access to the GTSC membership directory
  • all members of the GTSC will be included in the CTSNet membership directory, which includes prominent thoracic surgeons from around the world. 
  • free job postings on the GTSC website and e-mail blast to membership.
  • access to membership resources

To pay by credit card: Please renew your dues online by logging into the GTSC website in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
To pay by check: Please complete the below form and remit with check payment.
     Active Member
     Candidate Member


Active Membership Information

Thank you for your interest in joining GTSC! Surgeons (national or international) who have obtained specialty certification in thoracic surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or the Royal College of Surgeons, or other official certifying organization approved by the Executive Committee may apply for membership in the General Thoracic Surgical Club.

Applicants for Active Membership must:

  • have been in practice for a minimum of two years beyond the completion of formal training in thoracic surgery,
  • devote at least 50% of their practice to general thoracic surgery,
  • must obtain sponsorship by two Active or Senior members of the club,
  • have two letters of support from individuals familiar with their practice. If the sponsors are familiar with their practice, they may also write the letters of support, and
  • submit an application for membership accompanied by a list of all operations performed in the year prior to application and certified by the chief(s) of surgery at their institution(s).

If elected to membership, the initiation fee is $300 USD and the yearly membership dues are $395 USD Both of these are due at the time of application and are refunded if the application is denied.

Please contact info@gtsc.org with questions.

Applications are reviewed monthly by the GTSC Officers. 


Candidate Membership Information


 

Thank you for your interest in joining GTSC! Candidate membership is designed to encourage younger surgeons and residents (US or International) to participate in club activities. Candidate members must be enrolled in an accredited training program in general and/or thoracic surgery. Additionally, candidate membership is available to thoracic surgeons who have recently completed an accredited program in thoracic surgery but have not yet met the requirements for Active membership. Candidate members shall be entitled to the duties and privileges of Active members, except that they shall not have the privilege of voting, they shall not be eligible for election to the Executive Committee, and are not eligible to serve as an officer of the club.

Applicants for Candidate membership must:

  • submit an application for membership accompanies by a letter of support from the chief(s) of surgery at their institution(s),
  • have sponsorship by at least one Active or Senior member of the club,
  • must apply for Active membership upon both obtaining specialty certification in thoracic surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or the Royal College of Surgeons, or other official certifying organization approved by the Executive Committee,
  • have been in practice for a minimum of two years beyond the completion of formal training in thoracic surgery, devoting at least 50% of their practice to general thoracic surgery
  • may not exceed a period of time greater than six years beyond the completion of an accredited training program in thoracic surgery

It is hoped that surgeons and residents new to the field of general thoracic surgery will find the GTSC an excellent way to advance their career. Candidate members can apply for Active Membership after completing formal training, practiced for two years, and obtained specialty certification in general thoracic surgery from within the country of their training.

If elected to Candidate Membership, yearly membership dues are $50, which is due at the time of application and is refunded if the application is denied.

Please contact info@gtsc.org with questions.

Applications are reviewed monthly by the GTSC Officers. 

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