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association of women surgeons
Association of Women Surgeons

From the Medical Student Perspective:

Why should I join the AWS?

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Association of Women Surgeons
  • With 1900 women surgeons as members, AWS is one of the largest organizations dedicated to enhancing the interaction and exchange of information between women surgeons.
  • Annual Meetings, the Online Member Directory, and the AWS website provide ways for members to interact and help each other.
  • A searchable mentor database has been developed for members and AWS supports networking breakfasts throughout the year.


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Association of Women Surgeons
  • Online Member Directory: A most valuable tool that helps to facilitate member to member communications, it is updated weekly and available online to AWS members only. Members are listed by specialty and by state. 
  • Sexual Harassment Resource Manual: AWS has created a compilation of reference information on sexual and gender harassment issues.
  • Website: The site contains information for the female surgeon, including e-mail discussion lists.


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Association of Women Surgeons
  • Opportunities for medical students to get involved in AWS committees:
    • Medical Student Committee
    • Resident Committee
    • Academic Practice
    • Private Practice
    • Career Development
    • Chapter Development & Liaison
    • Grants and Awards
    • Honors
    • Marketing
    • Membership


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Association of Women Surgeons
  • Newsletter: This quarterly publication contains the news and views on issues in the field of surgery. It includes articles about women in surgery, updates members on their colleagues' accomplishments and profiles outstanding female surgeons.
  • AWScope: an e-mailed publication that is sent six times a year to AWS members, this update informs members of anything new within the association or surgical field.



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Association of Women Surgeons

This organization is open to any student who may be considering surgery as a career option.

Becoming a part of this group will not commit you to anything else in the future.

Please feel free to try us out without any obligation.

2006 ~ 25th Anniversary of AWS