Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)

The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) is a local and national organization that seeks to support the professional and personal needs and females interested in surgery, to improve the students’ understanding of surgery from the perspective of a female, and to motivate and prepare students with interests in surgery to pursue their career choices.


  1. To increase understanding and awareness of various surgery fields, both within general surgery and specialty surgeries.
  2. Increase mentorship opportunities with female residents and attending physicians.
  3. Address unique challenges of women in surgery and how to overcome them
  4. Host skill building workshops.