Medical Student Membership & Resources

Welcome Students!

An AWS student membership is a great way to prepare for a successful surgical career. As a member, you are part of a community of peers with access to exceptional tools, resources and role models. The student committee strives to bring you programs and services that will make a difference during your time as a medical student.

AWS Student Membership

AWS sets the stage for a successful career supplying tools and information to faculty, counselors, and students. Through the AWS Student Chapters, students find a strong community for sharing experiences, learning best practices and developing leadership skills.

Student membership is $25/year and open to all students in medical school with a career interest in surgery. Student members may not vote or hold office.

FBAWS Resident and Medical Student Facebook Group | Join the group.

Facebook Student Group AWSThe group is used to plan dinners & informal meet-ups during national conferences, assist with residency interviewing accommodations, and allow for greater communication between members. Participation in this group is limited to members of AWS only. Requests to join will be reviewed by the Administrator.


Current Projects
  • Say hello to members of the 2019-2020 National Medical Student Committee.
    Committee applications are released March of every year and committee terms begin May 1 and end April 30 the following year. Please see our roster for available positions. Contact for questions.

  • STARR Research Forum. The poster presentation contest hosted annually at the AWS Annual Conference is designed to facilitate interaction and idea exchange between students interested in surgery, surgical residents, and faculty members of various institutions.

  • Specialty Resources Guides. Medical students interested in learning more about various surgical specialties may access AWS resources guides that outline key websites, scholarship opportunities, conference and abstract submission information, and more.


Additional Resources