James L. Cox Fellowship in Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

The AATS (Association for Thoracic Surgery) Graham Foundation has put forward its James L. Cox Fellowship in Atrial Fibrillation Surgery. The aim of the fellowship program is to provide newly graduated CT surgeons from around the world an immersive two to four-week, the hands-on educational opportunity to enhance their clinical understanding and surgical proficiency in treating patients with atrial fibrillation under the guidance of leading surgeon-educators in this field. Awards of up to $3,750 and awards of up to $7,500 will be given to the winning candidates.

The AATS (Association for Thoracic Surgery) Graham Foundation works to achieve a dynamic and innovative future of continued excellence for cardiothoracic surgery.


To be eligible for an award, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements for consideration:

  • Current Status: Candidate is in their final year of training with plans to complete their fellowship prior to the start of a formal appointment or has been in practice less than three years.
  • Travel Requirements: Candidate meets all necessary licensure and credentialing criteria required by the host center.
  • Language Requirement: Fluency in English is mandatory.

How to Apply:

For applying the fellowship, the candidates must sign in through the given link: https://aats.org/aatsimis/AATSGrahamFoundation/AATSGrahamFoundation/Sign_In.aspx?

Supporting Documents:

In addition to a formal online application, candidates will also be required to upload the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Letter of support from their chief/chair at their current institution or their training program.
  • One to two page narratives to include: (1) what they hope to accomplish during their fellowship; (2) how they will utilize the skills they have learned at their home institution, if applicable; (3) relationship of the planned study to the applicant’s prior experience, preparation and professional goals; and, (4) statement of future career goals.
  • Identify the number of AF cases observed during training or in current practice.

Financial Aid and Award Money:

Depending on the planned time spent at the host training site as described in the application, a selection of one of the following two levels will be awarded to offset travel and living expenses:

  • Level One – Awards of up to $3,750 for two weeks of study
  • Level Two – Awards of up to $7,500 for one month of study

Application Deadline:

Application deadline is March 31, 2017.

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