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Building an Academic Foundation Webinar: How to Evaluate, Structure, and Negotiate Your Job
Monday, January 08, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinar

Building an Academic Foundation

“Building an Academic Foundation” is a 7-part webinar series developed by the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) that will equip senior surgical trainees and early career surgeons with guidance and mentorship on topics pertinent to starting a career in academic surgery.

Overarching areas that will be discussed include:

  • Finding and developing your first job
  • How to prepare for your first job - establishing an academic clinical practice
  • Establishing your academic career


  • Surgical resident or fellow who will be completing training and entering academic practice in 2024 OR early career academic surgeons within the first 2 years of practice.
  • Willing to complete pre-program survey at the time of registration for the program and to complete surveys at the completion of the program and 1 year following program completion.
  • Active AWS member

Mark Your Calendars:

  • What to Take From Training to Your First Job: Monday, June 12, 2023: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST
  • Setting up Your Practice: Monday, August 14, 2023: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST
  • The First 100 Days – Do’s and Don’ts: Monday, September 11, 2023: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST
  • Interviewing for Your First Job: Monday, November 13, 2023: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST
  • How to Evaluate, Structure, and Negotiate Your Job: Monday, January 8, 2024: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST
  • Establishing a Basic/Translational Research Program: Monday, February 12, 2024: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST
  • Family Planning for Early Career Academic Surgeons: Monday, April 22, 2024: 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

The Building an Academic Foundation Webinar Series is generously sponsored by a grant from Intuitive.