This award provides up to $18,500 per year (for up to 2 years) to support medical students who are planning to pursue a career in cardiothoracic surgery and are from an underrepresented in medicine population (defined by the AAMC). Scholarship recipients will also receive up to $1,500 to attend the AATS Annual Meeting each year of support.
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
Candidates will be required to submit the following materials within their online application:
Applications requesting $18,500 and an AATS Annual Meeting stipend of $1,500 per year (for up to two years) will be considered, as well as proposals with smaller short-term requests. For each subsequent year of funding, a progress report and request for additional funding are required prior to the end of the originally funded year. Additional funding will be made after review of the progress report. Any publications from activity supported by the scholarship must include acknowledgement of the scholarship.
All applications will be subjected to a rigorous review process which will be established and overseen by the program's All applications will be subjected to a rigorous review process which will be established and overseen by the program's Equity and Career Development Scholarship Review Committee, comprised of members from both the AATS Membership Recruitment, Engagement, and Diversity Committee and the AATS Foundation’s Board and Advisory Council.
At the conclusion of the scholarship, a final report must be submitted, highlighting all activities and the advances achieved and future plans for training. The recipient will also work closely with AATS Foundation staff to determine ways to share details with a larger audience.