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 surgeons 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 2020 AATS Leadership Academy is open to surgeons who have demonstrated significant promise as potential future division chiefs or who have recently assumed the role of division chief. Candidates must meet the following qualifications:
The application process begins November 1, 2019 and the deadline to submit an application is January 3, 2020. In addition to a formal online application, candidates are also required to upload the following materials:
February 3, 2020