The Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons (CATS) is dedicated to ongoing excellence in education.

  • The association has a close working relationship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Thoracic Surgery Specialty Committee, which oversees Canadian postgraduate training in Thoracic Surgery.
  • The CATS also fosters lifelong learning and the dissemination of knowledge through support and endorsement of research and continuous professional development activities.

Master Class 

  • Next course coming in September 2024 in Winnipeg.
  • Check the CATS newsletter for updates.

Royal College Exam Prep Course for Thoracic Surgery Residents

  • Open to graduating thoracic surgery residents only.
  • October 22. 2023 – Virtual

Chair: Simon Turner

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course:

  • Learners will be familiar with the structure and conduct of the Thoracic Surgery Royal College exam
  • Learners will be able to describe strategies for success in the oral exam, as well as potential pitfalls to avoid
  • Learners will have the chance to practice their oral exam skills in group and individual practice sessions that closely replicate the exam environment