AWS News & Opportunities


  • March 4 at 6pm ET: AWS Reviewer Academy (invitation only)
  • March 12 at 8pm ET: AWS Resident & Fellows Committee Meeting (register here)
  • March 13 at 8pm ET: AWS Surgical Mentor Program - Pursuing a Career as a Surgeon Scientist (invitation only)
  • April 13 at 2pm ET: AWS High School Outreach Event - Life-Saving Artistry: The Work of a Surgeon (register here). Attention AWS Members! If you are a resident, fellow, or surgeon interested in volunteering for this event as a speaker or panelist, please contact us at [email protected]. We want to hear from you!
  • Save the Date! The 2024 AWS Annual Conference will take place on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19. The AWS Foundation Awards Dinner & Gala will be held Sunday, October 20. Please note that these dates are one weekday earlier than in past years. More details will be released soon!


  • March 1: AWS Medical School Chapters are asked to complete the chapter of the year contest and renewal form by this deadline.
  • March 1: Apply to be an AWS Resident & Fellow Committee Regional Liaison (must be an AWS member)
  • March 7: Apply to be a 2024 AWS Signature Speaker (must be an AWS member)
  • March 22: Apply to serve on the 2024-2025 AWS Medical Student Committee
  • May 2: Submit an abstract for the AWS Edition of The American Journal of Surgery. At least one author must be an active member of AWS.
  • Express interest in serving as an AWS/ASA representative.
  • Express interest in volunteering to serve as a speaker or panelist at the AWS High School Outreach Event on April 2. 



  • AAS: Revisit moments from the 2024 Academic Surgical Congress on Twitter.
  • AWMA: The American Medical Women's Association is hosting a virtual ELEVATE Open House on February 26 at 8pm ET.
  • AOSA: Watch the January PRISM Spotlight interview with the University of Michigan, presented by the Association of Out Surgeons & Allies.
  • ASA: The American Surgical Association generously grants AWS three representatives to their leadership. Email us if you are interested in serving in the future.
  • LSS: The Latino Surgical Society is hosting a Surgical Symposium on Latino Health on May 17 in Seattle, WA.
  • SAAS: Submit an abstract by April 22 for the 9th Annual SAAS Meeting.
  • SBAS: The Society of Black Academic Surgeons is hosting a virtual panel, Journey to Surgery Non-Linear Pathways, on February 18.
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