Welcome Residents!

An AWS resident 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 resident and fellow committee strives to bring you programs and services that will make a difference during your time as a surgical trainee.

AWS sets the stage for a successful career providing tools and information to faculty, counselors, and students. Through the AWS Resident and Fellow Committee, trainees find a strong community for sharing experiences, learning best practices and developing leadership skills.

Resident membership is $50/year and open to all interns, residents, and fellows in surgical training. Leadership opportunities on the resident and fellow committee, involvement with trainee initiatives, and liaison positions to external organizations are available.

 Join as a Resident Member

Upcoming Meetings:

January 9, 2024, 8:00 PM Eastern
March 12, 2024, 8:00 PM Eastern
May 14, 2024, 8:00 PM Eastern
July 9, 2024, 8:00 PM Eastern
September 10, 2024, 8:00 PM Eastern

Register HERE

AWS Resident & Fellow Meeting: Miss a meeting? Check out the recordings here.
(Please note you must be a member and login to your profile to access the recording.)

AWS Resident and Medical Student Facebook Group

The group is used to plan dinners and 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.

Click here to join the group

Current Projects

  • Join the Resident and Fellow Committee! We meet every 1-2 months to discuss ongoing projects and initiatives with plenty of opportunities for involvement and new ideas. All resident members are welcome. Contact the Resident &Fellow Committee Chair to be added to our email list.

  • Preparing to Launch. Starting in summer 2022, our webinar series focuses on topics relevant to transitioning to practice after completion of residency or fellowship training. Seminar topics include contract negotiation, reimbursement, getting the most of your contract, and financial planning.

  • Intern Success Webinar. This session provides advice and tips for interns on how to be successful in their first year of training. 

  • AWS Research Madness: AWS Research Madness is an exciting opportunity for students, residents, and fellow members of AWS to showcase their work to a wide, international audience. Featuring multiple "rounds" of abstracts and presentations, authors have the unique opportunity to vary the platform through which their research is provided as they compete across four rounds of competition, including a visual abstract, quick-shot and oral presentation, and live Q&A answer discussion with practicing surgeons.

  • Fellowship Application and Specialty Resources Guides. Residents 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.

Current Projects with the AWS Student Committee

  • AWS Medical Student Chapters: The National Medical Student Committee is proud to work with an amazing international network of more than 100 medical student chapters from states across the country and countries around the globe. Our team of 12 regional representatives/liaisons are dedicated to helping each chapter succeed, including hosting regional conferences within their region each year, engaging with chapter leadership in region-wide conference calls and group discussion chats, and helping interested schools develop new initiatives and welcome new chapters into AWS.

  • Underrepresented-In-Medicine (UIM) Mentoring Program. In January 2020, the National Medical Student Committee piloted its first year of an annual UIM mentoring program in conjunction with the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) and the Latino Surgical Society (LSS) that paired current UIM medical student mentees with UIM practicing surgeon mentors in a six-month organized mentorship curriculum. Recruitment for interested mentors and mentees goes live in November each year.

  • Research Methods Series: The National Medical Student Committee hosts a bi-monthly virtual research methods series with practicing AWS members who are experts in various fields of research. AWS student and trainee members are invited to join us for live interactive sessions or view recordings of previous sessions on the AWS YouTube research playlist linked above.

Additional Resources