The AATS Leadership Academy provides participants with the administrative, interpersonal, and mentoring skills necessary to serve successfully as an academic cardiothoracic surgeon. The intensive, didactic, and interactive program gives up to 20 surgeon's attendees the opportunity to interact with well-known thoracic surgical leaders who might subsequently serve as personal mentors. Academy faculty will consist of well-known leaders in cardiothoracic surgery as well as invited guest speakers. As in previous years, the program will maintain close to a 1:1 ratio to ensure mentorship opportunities are readily available to all.
Each year, the program is designed for a specific career level and the 2019 AATS Leadership Academy is open to surgeons who have held an academic appointment for no more than three years. Candidates must meet the following qualifications:
The application process begins in the fall and the deadline to submit an application is winter 2019. In addition to a formal online application, candidates are also required to upload the following materials:
Application period will begin in fall 2019.