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State & Local Chapters

AWS chapters serve as a resource at the local level for women surgeons, providing professional growth and networking opportunities. The following chapters have been established; contact them directly for ways to get involved.

Don’t see a chapter near you? Contact the AWS office for more details.

Medical School Chapters

AWS currently has chapters the following schools. Contact the chapter leaders to at your school to get involved.

International Chapters:

  • Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Monterrey
  • Ross University School of Medicine
  • McGill University School of Medicine
  • Memorial University Newfoundland
  • Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
  • University of Ottawa

Mid-Atlantic Region:

  • University of Rochester
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Science
  • SUNY Upstate
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Midwest Region:

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • University of Toledo College of Medicine
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • University of Kansas Medical College at Wichita
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Rush Medical College
  • Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
  • University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine at Wichita

New England Region:

  • Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • University of Connecticut (UCONN) School of Medicine
  • Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Yale School of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • SUNY Buffalo (Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences)

Southeast Region:

  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Medical College of South Carolina (MUSC)
  • East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health School of Medicine
  • University of South Carolina Columbia School of Medicine

South Region:

  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Southwest Region:

  • University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Texas Tech HSC Paul L Foster School of Medicine
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
  • University of Oklahoma School of Medicine
  • Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine

West Region:

  • University of Utah SOM
  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
  • Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)
  • University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine
  • University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine
  • University of Washington School of Medicine

Don’t see your school? Apply to start a new AWS Chapter at your medical school today.

Institutional Membership

AWS Institutional Membership is available per institution and includes an unlimited number of AWS memberships for women residents. For more details visit our Institutional Membership page.

ACS Governor and State Liaisons

ACS Governor for AWS
Susan Pories, MD, FACS

The AWS/ACS Governor position shall be filled by the ACS with a recommendation from the AWS Council. The AWS/ACS Governor’s position is a three-year (3) term or as mandated by ACS. The AWS/ACS Governor shall perform such AWS Council duties as may be prescribed by the President or the AWS Council.

AWS members may also serve as AWS Liaisons to ACS State Chapter. Find your local ACS chapter. We encourage our members to become involved with the leadership of their state chapters by serving as the AWS Liaison.