Individual WTS Membership Application

Membership Information

WTS Membership Categories

Active Members
Active membership of WTS shall consist of women holding the MD or DO degree, or their international equivalent, who have completed specialty training in thoracic surgery and whose primary activity and interest are cardiothoracic surgery. If you reside in the United States or Canada, select the Active Membership ($225) category when joining WTS. If you reside internationally outside of the United States and Canada, select the International Membership ($75) category.

Candidate Members
Candidate membership of WTS shall consist of women who are enrolled in a general surgery or a thoracic surgery residency training program in the United States or Canada or their international equivalent, or women who in the course of their secondary and college educations have expressed an interest in cardiothoracic surgery. 

Associate Members
Associates as a category of membership shall be reserved for individuals of all backgrounds who wish to demonstrate their support and dedication to the WTS mission including members of allied health professions. 

Institutional Members
Institutional Members of WTS are organizations, institutions, and industry entities who wish to demonstrate their support and dedication to the WTS mission by underwriting its mission at a financial level to be determined by the Board of Directors.

Emeritus Members
Any Active member who has reached the age of seventy (70) years, or who submits a declaration of retirement from employment in the field of cardiothoracic surgery, shall be eligible for Emeritus Membership. To become an Emeritus Member, please contact us directly at

For complete details about each membership category, please review the WTS Bylaws.


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