Publications & eBooks

AWS Pocket Mentor A manual created for surgical interns and residents, based upon the experiences of a number of women surgeons. It is intended to make your passage a bit easier than it was for many of them. Presented in partnership with Covidien, the AWS Pocket Mentor is available at no cost.

If you are interested in purchasing a hard copy of the Pocket Mentor, please contact Please note that quantities for purchase are 1 ($5), 10 ($20), and 100 ($35).
There is currently a delay in shipment times, so be aware orders may take between 4-8 weeks to arrive.
We encourage you to utilize the complimentary eBook for easy use and distribution. eBook | PDF | PDF in Spanish

For permission to reproduce AWS Pocket Mentor material, email

Navigating Your Surgical Career: The AWS Guide to Success
A resource for practicing women surgeons written by women surgeons that offers advice, practical examples on paths and choices, and the tools to build a roadmap for a successful career. Presented in partnership with Medtronic.

AWS Member discount available.

eBook | Hardcopy

Career Development Resource
A reference guide containing fundamental information to help develop a successful surgical career.