Application for Membership
PATACSI MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Based on: ARTICLES of INCORPORATION and BY – LAWS OF THE PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF THORACIC, CARDIAC and VASCULAR SURGEONS (PATACSI), INCORPORATED
As Approved on Amended on 06 APRIL 2009 by the General Membership
ARTICLE III: Membership
Section II. Qualification of Candidates
There shall be three (3) Classes of Candidates for surgeons not yet qualified to be Fellows but are actively engaged in the practice of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery:
1.1. He must be a surgeon certified by the Philippine Board of Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Inc. (PBTCVS)
1.2. To qualify for active membership, he must have actively participated in the PATACSI annual convention and postgraduate course and at least fifty percent (50%) of PATACSI scientific meetings or any equivalent activities related to the thoracic, cardiac and vascular surgery specialty one (1) year following the induction.
1.3. Failure to apply as an active member within three (3) years from certification as Diplomate requires valid justification to be submitted and reviewed by the Board.
1.4. Notification of non – membership to surgical specialty will be disseminated to appropriate regulatory agencies.
2.1. He must have completed three (3) years of an accredited training program in thoracic, cardiac and vascular surgery of the PATACSI
2.2. He must be eligible to take the certifying examination of the Philippine Board of Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Inc. (PBTCVS)
3.1. He must be a fellow-in- training of an accredited thoracic, cardiac and vascular surgery training program of PATACSI.