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This month we turn our attention to the Art of Negotiation.

Did you know that only 37% of people negotiate regularly? For women, these numbers are even lower. In fact, the cost of not negotiating on your initial salary could be over $500,000 during the course of a career, enough to pay for medical school.


Sharon Stein and Mohani Dasari (MSIV) give their tips and tricks for successful negotiation. Gain perspective from both a Practicing Surgeon and Future Surgeon in this month’s feature.

On the International Front, Mina Lahlal explores the fact that Austria lags behind less “developed countries,” in terms of the number of women in surgery, and how women still face harassment when trying to break into typically male dominated aspects of surgery.

Barbara Williams MSIV highlights Marie Crandall in this month’s Mentor Spotlight. Her motto: Success is directly proportional to your ability to tolerate rejection.

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

What’s your solution for Greening the OR? Contest submissions are due by 4/14.

We’re pleased to announce the AWS Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professor Ann M. Rogers, MD, FACS. Host Institution Applications are due by 4/15.

Congratulations to the the 2017 AWS Medical School Chapter of the Year Contest Winner: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Guadalajara Campus.

Get your AWS Apparel today from CafePress! #ILookLikeaSurgeon

Women in the News

AWS mourns the tragic loss of Sherilyn Gordon-Burroughs, MD. Gordon Burroughs was a transplant surgeon, program director and rising star at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. Donations are Being Collected for Sherilyn’s young daughter.

Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH, has been appointed as Chief of Surgery at BMC & Chair of the Department of Surgery at BUSM.

Lynn O’Connor MD sat down with NBC/News4’s Tracie Strahan to discuss the high rate of African-Americans who get colon cancer and What Can be Done to Prevent it.

The Royal College of Surgeons is working on improving opportunities for women as leaders with The Lady Estelle Wolfson Emerging Leaders Programme.

Surgery isn’t the only field working on breaking the glass ceiling. Here is some Insight From Rushanara Ali, a Member of Parliament in the UK.

Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D., MPH, receives the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 2017 Virginia Kneeland Frantz ’22 Award for Distinguished Women in Medicine.

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eConnections | MARCH/APRIL 2017