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Edwards Lifesciences Advanced Treatments of Valve Disease Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2014, 11:59PM EST
To provide cardiothoracic surgeons with an opportunity to enhance their clinical techniques in valve disease at a secondary center.
The Edwards Lifesciences Advanced Treatments of Valve Disease Fellowship provides an educational experience for a young cardiothoracic surgeon to spend a period of three months (minimum) to one-year studying clinical techniques at a secondary institution with a focus on enhancing expertise in advanced treatments of valve disease. A $25,000 award will be provided to a successful applicant to help defray related travel and living expenses incurred at the secondary institution.
To be eligible for an award, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
A candidate should have completed his/her formal training in general surgery and in thoracic and/or cardiovascular surgery, but should yet not have reached a senior position.
Candidate meets all necessary criteria (license, visa, etc…) for travel to and from secondary center
Candidates must have a current academic or hospital appointment
Candidates must be in their first five years post CT training
Applications are now available with a submission deadline of November 1st. In addition to a formal online application, candidates will also be required to upload the following materials:
Letter of support from their chief/chair
Letter of support from secondary center
Detailed timeline/outline of plans for the duration of stay at secondary center
One page narrative on what they hope to accomplish during their travel to a secondary center
One page statement describing the relationship of the planned study to the applicant’s prior work, preparation and professional goals.
At the conclusion of their experience a final report is required for submission to the Foundation and the Sponsor.
Applications will be reviewed by the AATS Graham Foundation’s Scientific Review Committee, which includes surgeons with recognized expertise in the treatment of valve disease. Applications will be graded on all aspects of the award criteria. Successful applicants will be notified by December 15th.
American Association for Thoracic Surgery Third Alton Ochsner Research Scholarship
Deadline: July 1, 2014, 11:59PM EST
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery announces the Third Alton Ochsner Research Scholarship to provide an opportunity for research, training and experience for North American surgeons committed to pursuing an academic career in cardiothoracic surgery. The scholarship will be funded by the AATS Graham Foundation and administered by the Association.
The research program must be undertaken within the first three years after completion of an approved cardiothoracic residency. Applications for the scholarship must be submitted during the candidate's first two years in an academic position. The duration of the scholarship is to be two years.
The yearly stipend shall be $80,000 paid to the host institution for support of salary, research supplies, travel and other legitimate academic expenses of the scholar. The stipend is to be used for direct salary support and related research expenses only; it cannot be used to support indirect institutional costs.
The application will consist of three components:
The candidate must submit a proposal for the research to be undertaken and a statement of career plans and how the research activity will relate to the candidate's academic career.
The Director of the laboratory in the institution at which the research will be performed shall submit an endorsement of the proposal and indicate the facilities and degree of support available for the candidate's research.
The Chairman of the candidate's department shall submit his or her endorsement of the proposal and confirm the candidate's academic appointment.
The Scholarship will begin July 1, 2015 and concludes on July 1, 2017. The scholar shall submit an interim and a final written report of his/her research activities to the Council of the Association.
Please address all letters to:
Board of Directors
AATS Graham Foundation
500 Cummings Center
Beverly, MA 01915
American Association for Thoracic Surgery Graham Foundation Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship 2015-2016
The Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship was established in 1951 by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery for the purpose of supporting study within North America by promising young academic cardiothoracic surgeons from outside the region to broaden their overall training and increase international contacts. Since the inception of the Graham Fellowship, 60 individuals from 30 countries have completed the Fellowship.
The Fellowship is funded and administered through the AATS Graham Foundation, and provides a stipend of $75,000 US to support studies at a primary center of their choice as well as travel to secondary sites in North America. The Fellowship also provides round-trip coach air fares from the recipient's country to his/her primary center.
The dates of the beginning and ending of the Fellowship year should be scheduled to coincide with the Annual Meetings of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery in April 26-30, 2014, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada and April 25 – 29, 2015, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington. The Fellow will be introduced at the Graham Reception in Toronto and will be expected to submit a report summarizing his/her year's experience prior to the May 2015 Annual Council Meeting.
Fellowship Application Guidelines
Awards are made to surgeons of unique promise who are regarded as having potential for international thoracic surgical leadership.
Candidates must be sufficiently proficient in English to realize the full benefits of the Fellowship.
The Fellow must identify an individual at a primary center who will act as his/her sponsor and who will assist in planning the course of study at the host institution for a minimum of 6-9 months. A letter of support from that sponsor is required.
In addition to their primary center, the Fellow is encouraged to select secondary centers in which complementary experience can be acquired, and at which the candidate will spend shorter periods of time. These centers should be selected with guidance from their primary host, and mentors at those locations similarly identified with letters of support submitted.
The Fellow is expected to engage in observation, consultation, teaching and research during the twelve months.
Patient contact will be determined by the sponsoring surgeon and will conform to the regulations and licensing requirements of the state, province, or country in which he/she is studying.
Candidates must be non-North American residents without significant (> 6 months) prior training in North America prior to making application. While candidates with prior experience may apply, those with no prior experience will receive preference.
The applicants proposed plan of study must clearly outline the educational insights and benefits that the fellowship will have on their professional career.
Letters of support and biography submitted by the applicant must outline future ambitions leading towards a potential leadership role in cardiothoracic surgery
The successful candidate should be planning to return to their native country following the completion of their fellowship.
American Association for Thoracic Surgery Graham Foundation Intuitive Surgical Robotics Fellowship
To enable general thoracic surgeons an advanced training opportunity in Robotic surgery.
The AATS Graham Foundation Intuitive Surgical Robotics Fellowship provides an advanced educational experience for 8 North American general thoracic Fellows and their attending surgeons to spend a two-day period at Intuitive Surgical’s Atlanta, GA facility to experience an advanced training course on Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci System. Successful applicants will receive a mixture of didactic and hands-on lectures to maximize the value of the Fellowship.
The Fellowship is funded and administered by the AATS Graham Foundation and provides successful applicants a grant of $2,500 to defray the costs of roundtrip travel and accommodations to the center in Atlanta, GA.
Applicants should be a senior Fellow in thoracic surgical training or a young junior faculty member in the first five years of an academic appointment.
The attending surgeon joining the fellow should have reached a senior level position in thoracic surgery and has quarterly or monthly robotics minimum case volume.
To be completed prior to attending the 2-day course
Da Vinci Technology Online Modules:
Complete a set of interactive online modules covering the basic design and operation of the da Vinci system
Da Vinci Technology Overview In-Service:
In-person overview of the system conducted at the hospital by an Intuitive CSR (clinical sales representative)
Da Vinci Technology Skills Drills with Kit/Simulator:
Hands-on practice with the system, either with a physical skills drill kit, or a virtual reality skills simulator (pending hospital ownership of this device)
Two Full Length Procedure Video Reviews:
Review of procedure videos, available on Intuitive website
To be completed at the 2-day course:
Off Site da Vinci Technology Training. One-day cadaveric training course run at an Intuitive Surgical training facility
Includes instruction on patient positioning, port placement, system docking, and use of the system to perform basic surgical maneuvers (note, this training does not include instruction on surgical procedures)
To be completed after the 2-day course:
Upon returning to home center, Fellows should have 5-6 meaningful robotic console times to complete post one-year of training.
The deadline to submit applications for the Fellowship will be May 1st, 2014 with applicants being notified of the final decision no later than June 1st. In addition to a formal online application, candidates will be required to upload the following materials:
Curriculum Vitae from both the Applicant and Attending
Letters of support from both their current attending surgeon and future department chair or division chief
One to two page narrative to include: 1) outline of plans for the duration of stay at secondary center; what they hope to accomplish during the Fellowship; (2) the relationship of the planned study to the applicant’s prior work, preparation and professional goal; and (3) statement of future career goals.
At the conclusion of their experience a final report is required for submission to the Foundation.
Applications will be reviewed by the AATS Graham Foundation’s Fellowship Review Committee, which will include surgeons involved in robotic surgical treatments, and graded on all aspects of the award criteria.