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Association of Women Surgeons

Download the AWS Pocket Mentor e-book - made possible through support of OnSurg and CovidienThe AWS Pocket Mentor is a handbook that was developed to ease the transition from medical student to resident to surgeon. Presented in partnership with Covidien, the AWS Pocket Mentor is now available for free to the public in several versions.

NEW! Click here to download the E-book version, newly published by OnSurg.

Click here to download a PDF of the Pocket Mentor.

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AWS Foundation

AWS and the AWS Foundation provide a number of innovative programs that support women surgeons and have the power to impact the future of the field of surgery -- for members and non-members alike.

Success! The organization has met its goal of raising $65,000 this year to help grow AWS and its offerings. Click here for more information. Thanks to all our donors!

Continue to support the AWS Foundation's important work. Donate online or download a contribution form today.

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Feel free to Contact the AWS Foundation Office if you have any questions.

NEED HELP finding a surgeon? Click here to access the Find a Surgeon database. A free offering provided by the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS), this service provides a representative listing of AWS members, and can be searched by name or location.

Need help finding a surgeon? Click here.

Learn more by
viewing this video about how
AWS impacts the lives of women surgeons every day.

AWS hopes to bring down barriers that remain for women in surgery

The Association of Women Surgeons is committed to supporting the professional and personal needs of female surgeons at various stages in their careers - from residency through retirement. Since our founding in 1981, AWS has set up many programs with the specific objective of promoting the professional growth and advancement of our members. Truly an international organization, AWS has members in 15 countries, including: Australia, Beirut, Canada, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, South Africa, Switzerland, and the Unites States of America. Learn more about Why AWS is Important.

 AWS Council and Past Presidents celebrating Dr. Patricia Numann, AWS Founder and ACS President.
AWS Council and Past Presidents celebrating Dr. Patricia Numann,
AWS Founder and ACS President.

"Were it not for the undaunted spirit of a few exceptional women, many barriers would still exist to discourage women from becoming surgeons. What we do today to support the AWS Foundation can create real change for women surgeons tomorrow."
- Tamar Earnest, MD, FACS

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AWS News & Updates

We recently lost two esteemed surgeons who were good friends to the Association of Women Surgeons. Click here for more information.

NEW! AWS Membership Survey Distribution Policy

AWS often uses photos in its various projects, and we'd love to have access to your real-life moments. Share your pics with us by attaching them to an e-mail you send to aws.member@kee.ps. Anything that says "woman surgeon" to you is helpful.

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