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Student Scholars Program

To see how you can apply to the Student Scholars program please visit this website in early December.


The Student Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for a select group of 80-100 motivated medical students, graduate students, and nursing students to attend the annual ATS International Conference. Students will benefit from one-on-one mentoring to get the most out of the ATS International Conference, and will be exposed to cutting edge science, professional education, and focused career development as part of the highly successful Student Scholars Program!


Applicants MUST:

  1. Be enrolled in an accredited medical, graduate, or nursing school.
  2. Have an interest in learning more about a career in adult or pediatric pulmonary, critical care, or sleep medicine.
  3. Applicant must participate in mandatory programs scheduled by the MITT Committee.


The Student Scholars Program will

  • Provide students with specific, curated opportunities for exposure to the excitement of the scientific, translational, and clinical information presented at the ATS International Conference.
  • Offer a compelling series of reasons for students to consider applying to an adult or pediatric pulmonary, critical care, and sleep fellowship program after their residency.
  • Provide focused mentorship and career development resources for students interested in learning more about pulmonary, critical care, or sleep medicine.
  • Students must complete pre-and post-conference evaluations as part of the Program.


  • Up to 80-100 medical, graduate, and nursing students will be accepted and offered free registration to the ATS International Conference.
  • No travel stipends will be offered.
  • Criteria for selection will be determined on a lottery basis.
  • Registration will take place through normal ATS Conference Registration using a promotion code.
    • Students who accept to be part of this program MUST sign up for pre-conference webinar.
    • Students who accept to be part of this program MUST attend an onsite orientation.
    • Students who accept to be part of this program MUST contact their mentor prior to the conference to arrange a time to meet during the conference.
    • Students are also encouraged to attend key conference activities, including the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable’s Meet-the-Experts Patient and Family Forum, some sessions in the Center for Career Development, and the Student Presentations at ATS (SPATS).


  • Accepted Student Scholars will be paired with a mentor (big brother / sister) for their time at the conference.
  • This mentor will be a member of the MITT Committee and/or a motivated fellow (as has been the case in years past.) 
  • You will meet with your mentor during the conference. The topic(s) of discussion with your mentor should be determined by yourself and the mentor and can include what presentations and sessions would be best suited to your interests, career advice, and topics of mutual interest.


  • Online application will be available in early December
  • Application deadline is in mid-February
  • If you have any questions about this program, please send an email to students@thoracic.org