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2020-2021 Call for Nominations: AWS Executive Committee, AJS Junior Editor, and WiSC Liaison

Monday, June 15, 2020  
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The AWS Nominating Committee is seeking self-nominations to serve as officers on the Executive Committee beginning in October 2020. The officer positions to be elected this fall include: President-Elect, Vice President, and Treasurer
 
Council Nominations are also open for the AJS Junior Editor, and Women in Surgery Committee (WiSC) Liaison.

 

Applications for all positions should be submitted to michelle.goldberg@mci-group.com by July 16.

 

Nominations Process for All Positions

  • Each candidate is asked to submit:
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A personal photograph
  • A candidate statement, to include:
    • Outline of past service to AWS
    • A description of the qualifications they will bring to the position
    • An attestation of commitment to completion of the requirements of the position
    • The name of a person not serving on the Nominating Committee who can serve as a reference for the nominee's leadership skills
    • Their vision for the future of AWS

 

Executive Committee

The office of the President-Elect and Vice President are one-year terms, while the position of Treasurer is a two-year term. Traditionally, new members to the Executive Council will serve in the role of either Secretary or Treasurer prior to advancement into the other offices. Must be a regular surgeon member in good standing and have served as a chair of a committee. 

Each candidate applying for a position will be evaluated with the following criteria taken into consideration:

  • Prior service to the organization - must have served on the Council as a chair of an AWS committee – you already list this under the “Must be a regular surgeon” line
  • Attendance at council meetings and on conference calls
  • Attendance on committee calls
  • Contribution to discussions at AWS Council meetings
  • Leadership qualities 

 

AJS Junior Editor

  • Qualifications:
    • Ability to commit to serving a three-year term on the committee
    • Minimum of three years of academic practice
    • Minimum of 10 publications
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Experience as journal reviewer
    • Commitment to AWS
    • Experience in manuscript preparation
    • Original research
    • Manuscript review for scientific journals
    • Editorial experience preferred but not essential
Please note, members in training will not be considered for this position.

 

Women in Surgery Committee (WiSC) Liason

  • Represent the WiSC to AWS, and the AWS members to WiSC. 
  • Serve a three-year term, eligible for one reappointment to a three-year term, with approval by the AWS Executive Committee and appointed by the ACS Board of Regents. 
  • Serve as communicator of key issues and ideas between the AWS and WiSC members. 
  • Develop programs to capitalize on the joint strengths of both AWS and WiSC.
  • Promote AWS outreach and member retention.
  • Promote collaboration and foster sharing of ideas in order to serve the members of both organizations.
  • Submit regular reports on WiSC activities to AWS and vice versa