The Thoracic Surgery Training Fellowship provides an international training and educational experience for young thoracic surgeons from mainland China to spend a focused period of between three and six months studying clinical techniques at a host training site in North America. This award is designed to help defray related travel and living expenses incurred at the North American host training site. Recipients will be recognized at the AATS Foundation Reception during the AATS Annual Meeting.
This educational experience will include the following:
During the submission process, applicants must select a preferred site and planned time spent at the host training site.
To be eligible for an award, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
In addition to a formal online application, candidates will also be required to upload the following materials:
Applications will be graded on all aspects of the award criteria. At the conclusion of their experience, Fellows must submit a final report to the Foundation and the Sponsor.
Three to six months post training, Fellows must submit a report to the Foundation and the Sponsor reviewing how they applied their training to clinical practice.
Depending on the time spent at the host training site, a selection of one of the following levels will be awarded: