AWS News & Opportunities

AWS & AWSF News:




  • Don't forget to apply for an AWS DEI Travel Award to attend the AWS Conference!
  • It's time to join or renew as an AWS Institutional Member.
  • The call for SBAS & AWS Visiting Professor Host Sites is now open.
  • AWS in the Community: Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Pettitt, 2024 recipient of the American College of Surgeons Women in Surgery Committee Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award.
  • AWS Member Benefit Highlight: Get a $10,000 scholarship to the Brandeis University Executive MBA for Physicians Program.
  • Thank you to the Department of Surgery at Northwestern University and the University of California San Francisco for supporting the AWSF Foundation as 2024 Gala Table Sponsors!
  • The AWS Headquarters will be closed on July 4 and 5 in observance of Independence Day.

Register Now:

  • July 11, 18, and 25 at 8pm ET: AWS SCALPELS: The Cost of Being a Female Surgeon (register)
  • July 23 at 8pm ET: AWS Journal Club Summer Series (register)
  • October 18 & 19: 2024 AWS Annual Conference in San Francisco (register)
  • October 20: The 2024 AWS Foundation Annual Dinner & Gala (register)

Calls for Entry:

  • July 5: Apply to serve on an ACS committee.
  • July 11: Applications due from coaches for the AWS Coaching Program
  • July 12: DEI Travel Award applications due.
  • July 18: AWS Executive Committee self-nominations due
  • July 18: AWS Fellowship Grant applications due
  • August 9: LSS & AWS Visiting Professor Host Site applications due
  • August 12: SBAS & AWS Visiting Professor Host Site applications due
  • September 5: Applications due from coachees for the AWS Coaching Program

AWS Liaison Organization News

  • AAS: The Association for Academic Surgery seeks to inspire and develop young academic surgeons. Learn more on their website.
  • ACS: Apply to serve on an ACS Committee by July 5.
  • AWMA: Members of AWS can get a complimentary affiliate membership in the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)! Learn more here.
  • AOSA: The Association of Out Surgeons & Allies is partnering with AWSF on special Pride Month socks! Get a pair here.
  • ASA: Applications for the 2025-2027 American Surgical Association Foundation Fellowship Research Awards are open through June 15.
  • LSS: Congratulations to the 2024 LSS/AWS Visiting Professor, Dr. Mecker Moller! Applications to host Dr. Mecker are due August 9.
  • SAAS: The Society of Asian Academic Surgeons (SAAS) was founded to focus on the personal and professional development of Asian academic surgeons with the belief that the best way to increase Asian representation in the leadership of academic surgery is to prepare future generations to succeed. Learn more here.
  • SBAS: The Society of Black Academic Surgeons improve health, advance science, and foster careers of African American and other underrepresented minority surgeonsLearn more here.
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