Established in 2007, the Summer Intern Scholarship in Cardiothoracic Surgery aims to introduce cardiothoracic surgery to first and second year medical students in a North American medical school during an eight-week summer placement within an AATS member's cardiothoracic surgery department. The scholarship provides $2,500 grants to recipients in order to cover living expenses during their eight weeks of training. In addition to direct support from the AATS Foundation for the internship, two recipients are eligible for the Scanlan Family Summer Intern Scholarship in the same amount. Those awarded with the Scanlan Family Scholarship will be selected by the review committee based on the merit of their applications and will receive special recognition on the Scanlan Family Scholars website. Recipients will also receive complimentary registration to the 101st AATS Annual Meeting taking place in May 1st - May 4th in Seattle, WA.
Mentors of the the scholarship recipients will be expected to provide updates to the AATS Foundation Board of Directors on the recipients' career paths.
Candidates who would like to identify an AATS member to sponsor them for this scholarship can do so by visiting the AATS membership directory . No more than two students from a single institution may be awarded the scholarship; in the instances where two students from the same institution are selected, each must have a unique host sponsor.
To be eligible for this program, applicants must meet the following requirements: