AWS provides all of the benefits for residents at a discounted group rate for universities and hospital systems. This allows groups to support residents within their own environment through AWS community, networking, education and mentorship.

Membership is available per institution. Each membership runs from July 1 through June 30 and includes a limited number of AWS memberships for the residents enrolled in your residency program, discounted advertising on the website for open positions, and all other AWS member benefits. The faculty sponsor receives a one-year membership (for an additional, reduced rate cost). All other Regular Membership benefits apply to the faculty sponsor’s membership.

NEW Annual Institutional Membership Pricing:

  • Engage Level - up to 20 Residents ($500)
  • Empower Level - up to 40 Residents ($750)
  • Excel Level - 40+ Residents ($1,250)

Become an Institutional Member Today

AWS Institutional Membership is an easy way to introduce and involve female trainees in the AWS. Benefits include full access for each trainee to the website, including resources for mentoring, professional development and job opportunities. A copy of the Pocket Mentor is also available for each resident, and they will be subscribed to eConnections.

Don’t forget!

  • Faculty sponsors do not have to be women. Any person willing to be contacted by the AWS to keep the renewal current may serve as the faculty sponsor.
  • Keep your membership current by contacting incoming residents and fellows in July of each year to make them aware of the membership and sign them up.
  • Once your membership roster is complete, consider sending an email to your trainees, outlining the benefits of the organization, suggesting they attend the annual conference, and directing them to the website.
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Institutional Member Support

Need support with your institutional membership? Review the tips and information on our AWS Institutional Member support webpage. Still have questions? Contact us at [email protected]

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Current List of Institutional Members

Baylor Scott & White Healthcare
Baylor University Medical Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Cleveland Clinic
Dartmouth - Hitchcock Medical Center
Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin
Duke Surgery
Eastern Virginia Medical School
George Washington University
Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
Hackensack University Medical Center
Indiana University School of Medicine
Kuwait Surgical Society, Kuwait Medical Association
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Loma Linda University Health General Surgery Residency
Louisiana State University-Department of Surgery
Loyola University Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center
Montefiore Medical Center
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
NYP - Weill Cornell Medicine
NYU Langone Medical Center
Southern Illinois University
Stanford Medicine
The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery
The University of Kansas Department of Surgery
Trinity Health Ann Arbor
Tulane University School of Medicine
UCSF Department of Surgery
UCSF- East Bay Surgery Program
Univ of FL Department of Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Arizona Department of Surgery
University of Chicago
University of Colorado Department of Surgery
University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville
University of Louisville
University of Michigan Medicine
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of Pittsburgh
University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Chattanooga 
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
University of Virginia
UW Department of Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University Health 
Washington University in St. Louis
West Virginia University
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
*as of 11/15/2023

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