Active Membership

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. Current Candidate members who qualify for Active membership, must email indicating their intent to transition prior to applying.

Applicants for Active Membership must:

  • Board certification in thoracic or cardiothoracic surgery in your country
  • Have been in practice for a minimum of two years beyond the completion of formal training in thoracic surgery
  • In the year preceding application >50% of your practice must be general thoracic surgery
  • Obtain two letters of recommendation from an Active and/or Senior member of the club
    • Or have letters of support from individuals familiar with your practice if you do not know an Active or Senior member
  • Submit a list of all operations performed in the year prior to application and certified by the chief(s) of surgery or chief(s) of your division at your institution(s).

If elected to membership, the initiation fee is $300 USD (WAIVED for 2021) and the yearly membership dues are $395 USD. Payment is due at the time of application and are refunded if the application is denied.

Please contact with questions.

GTSC Executive Office:
5841 Cedar Lake Road · Suite 204 | Minneapolis, MN 55416
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