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State & Local Chapters

AWS chapters serve as a resource at the local level for women surgeons, providing professional growth and networking opportunities. The following chapters have been established; contact them directly for ways to get involved.

Don’t see a chapter near you? Contact the AWS office for more details.

Medical School Chapters

AWS currently has chapters at 40 schools internationally. Contact the chapter leaders to at your school to get involved.

International Chapters:

  • Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Monterrey
  • King’s College, London
  • Universidad de San Martin de Porres
  • Ross University School of Medicine
  • Alfaisal University College of Medicine

Mid-Atlantic Region:

  • Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Marshall University – Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
  • SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • UPitt School of Medicine
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Midwest Region:

  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • University of Toledo College of Medicine
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Mayo Medical School
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Louis University
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Missouri
  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • University of Illinois Chicago

New England Region:

  • Geisel School of Medicine (Dartmouth)
  • Harvard Medical School
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine

Southern Region:

  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
  • University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • University of Mississippi School of Medicine
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans

Southwest Region:

  • Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Texas Tech Health Science Center School of Medicine
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
  • AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
  • University of Oklahoma School of Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical School – San Antonio
  • Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Western Region:

  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
  • University of California San Diego School of Medicine
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA
  • University of California, San Francisco

Don’t see your school? Apply to start a new AWS Chapter at your medical school today.

Institutional Membership

AWS Institutional Membership is available per institution and includes an unlimited number of AWS memberships for women residents. For more details visit our Institutional Membership page.

ACS Governor and State Liaisons

ACS Governor for AWS
Annesley Copeland MD FACS

The AWS/ACS Governor position shall be filled by the ACS with a recommendation from the AWS Council. The AWS/ACS Governor’s position is a three-year (3) term or as mandated by ACS. The AWS/ACS Governor shall perform such AWS Council duties as may be prescribed by the President or the AWS Council.

AWS members may also serve as AWS Liaisons to ACS State Chapter. Find your local ACS chapter. We encourage our members to become involved with the leadership of their state chapters by serving as the AWS Liaison.