2023 STS Boot Camp

August 24, 2023 to August 27, 2023

The STS Boot Camp is designed to provide an experiential foundation and hands-on practice in basic cardiothoracic operating skills. Resident participants will receive expert instruction and utilize simulators that enhance the learning experience by replicating real-world cases and emergency scenarios.

Resident attendees will meet their 20-hour simulation requirement mandated by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Other benefits include:

  • Exposure to a simulated OR environment for cardiac and general thoracic procedures facilitated by CT surgery leaders
  • Extensive one-on-one interaction with CT surgery leaders from around the country

A call for nominations was sent to program directors by email on Tuesday, April 11. Nominations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and 60 spots are available for participation (programs may designate more than one eligible resident). Nominations will close on May 10, at 11:59 p.m. ETSubmission does not guarantee participation. Notifications will be sent after the close date. 

    Who is eligible to participate?

    First-year residents at traditional 2- and 3-year programs who start July/August 2023, and fourth-year residents at integrated programs as of July/August 2023.

    What information is required?

    Resident’s name, PGY, program track (traditional, I6, or 4/3), personal email address, institutional email address (if available). 


    View the Agenda.

    Learn more at STS.org.

    Activity summary
    Activity opens: 
    Activity expires: 
    Event starts: 
    08/24/2023 - 7:00am CDT
    Event ends: 
    08/27/2023 - 12:00pm CDT
    Chicago, IL
    United States

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