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Holiday special round of fellowships

We are delighted to offer a Holiday special round of fellowships offering to celebrate the 90th Birthday of our benefactor Mr Ionescu who has been a great supporter of SCTS education over the years.

These fellowships are in addition to the ones advertised already.

The deadline remains the 15th January 2020 and awards will be announced in the AGM by the President.

Please note the small travel grants for NTNs and Non NTNs will be preferentially offered to early year trainees.

Please disseminate this to your wider colleagues.

We wish you and yours a merry X was and Happy New year.

See details here

SCTS-ETHICON Fellowship 2020

Eligible applicants include nationally-appointed cardiothoracic surgical trainees in Great Britain & Ireland, who have not yet secured a consultant post. The fellowship is awarded to support a visit to a cardiothoracic surgery centre, which may be in the UK, Ireland or elsewhere in the world. It is designed to enhance the experience of the applicant in preparation for a career as a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon.

Details and application form here.

SCTS – Ionescu Fellowships 2020

Announcement: Call for applications for SCTS – Ionescu Fellowships 2020

Further details here

Application forms:

Medical Student Fellowship here

Consultant Team Fellowship here

The Marian and Christina Ionescu Travelling Fellowship here

Nursing & Allied Health Professional Fellowships here

NTN Trainee Travelling Fellowship here

Non-NTN Surgical Fellowships here

Non-NTN small travel awards here

News Archives

Featured Presentation

Surgical techniques for functional mitral regurgitation

J Lamelas (Houston, USA) reviews the surgical options available for the management of functional mitral regurgitation, before describing in detail his favoured technique of “ring and sling”.



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Annual Meeting

The next meeting will be in Celtic manor on 22nd to 24th March 2020.

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SCTS Ionescu University 2017

Videos of the presentations are available to view:

Belfast 2017

Nurses & AHP Forum Presentations

Presentations given at the 2017 Forum are now available in pdf format for review on the Nurses & AHP page.
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Nursing and Allied health professional Research Group


Cardiothoracic Trainees Research Collaborative


SCTS Education Professional Development

Following the very successful pilot the SCTS Education Professional Development course is now open. Details are on the attached flyer. The course places are heavily subsidised for SCTS members and there are limited places for each date. All the pilot places were gone within one week so immediate application is advised. Non SCTS members pay the full price so this course is a benefit of SCTS membership.

This programme is aimed at consultants, senior trainees (ST5 onward) and equivalent, and is rolling so modules can be taken in any order.

The course has been designed to meet many revalidation requirements and is tailored to the needs of cardiothoracic surgeons.

This course has top modules from our award winning partner and includes sessions on understanding the healthcare environment, management, leadership, transformation and finances.

Following course participation delegates will be better equipped to deal with the rapidly changing NHS and effectively lead their services.

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SCTS Education Curriculum-aligned Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Courses

SCTS Education / Ethicon Curriculum-aligned Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Courses are an innovative portfolio of 12 courses that have been designed and implemented by the current SCTS Tutors to mirror the ISCP curriculum.

All nationally-appointed Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainees will be given the opportunity to attend 12 specifically designed courses (2 courses per year during their 6 year programme). The portfolio of courses will deliver a continuous programme of learning which has been mapped out to mirror the ISCP Cardiothoracic Surgery curriculum. The programme has been endorsed by the Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) and attendance at the courses will be monitored through the ARCP and CCT process. These courses complement knowledge and skills learned during their training programme and will use a variety of techniques to deliver education.

Details of the aims and delivery of all of these courses are available on the Tutors' page. Read more


Debate: emphysema intervention



  This is the educational website of the SCTS and is overseen by its Education Committee. The Education Committee serves as a link between the Executive and the Cardiothoracic SAC to ensure that educational matters are highlighted in the Society. Read more
  The SCTS University was launched in 2010 at the SCTS Annual Meeting in Liverpool and is now the largest Cardiothoracic Educational Programme in the UK. The first recording of this contemporary educational material was in 2012 at the joint ACTA / SCTS meeting in Manchester, with each subsequent SCTS University recorded and the educational material made available via this website. Read more
  The SCTS Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Mr Marian Ionescu at the annual meeting in Manchester 2015. His name has been added to the SCTS University logo. Read more