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.Current Candidate members who qualify for Active membership, must email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating their intent to transition prior to applying.
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.
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Applications are reviewed monthly by the GTSC Officers.