Career Development Resource

Subspecialties | Organizations | Private Practice | Academics | Government | Other

Compiled by:

Susan Kaiser, MD, FACS, Celeste Hollands, MD, FACS, FAAP, Vivian Gahtan, MD, FACS

Introduction (PDF)

as published in: The American Journal of Surgery (2006) 192, 263.

The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) and the American Journal of Surgery are proud to introduce a series of articles describing the many interest areas and varieties of practice that comprise surgery. Although this series is aimed primarily toward trainees who are in the process of choosing specific surgical careers, and at students who want to know what a surgical career might be like, it will also be of interest to any surgeon who considers a change in direction or who mentors others. Read more.





  • AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges)
  • AAS (Association for Academic Surgery)
  • ACS (American College of Surgeons)
  • SUS (Society of University Surgeons)


Private Practice

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