Most medical students have limited awareness of the specialty of Thoracic Surgery by the time they are deciding on their residency. The Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Thoracic Surgery Service Summer Scholars Program is a long-running program designed to provide significant exposure to this specialty. Medical students (second-year and beyond) can participate in this eight-week clinical and research program that allows them to:

  • Experience patient rounds
  • Scrub in on thoracic operations
  • Attend prestigious conferences
  • Complete and present a research project that is generally a case series of thoracic surgical patients

Occasionally, students also have the opportunity to publish their research. Mass General will provide a stipend to participants in this program; however, students are encouraged to apply for additional funding from organizations such as the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS).

How to Apply

Please send letter of interest and curriculum vitae via e-mail vitae to:

Danielle Abraham
Thoracic Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital

Deadline for application is January 11, 2019.


Division of Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street, Founders 7
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2806

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