Division of Women in Surgery Interest Group

Pursuing Excellence...

On behalf of the UT College of Medicine Student Surgical Society (SSS), we are privileged to introduce to you an extension of the SSS designed specifically for women pursuing a career in surgery. Outlined below, you will find a list of frequently asked questions as they pertain to this unique division of SSS. As always, we invite your participation, feedback, and suggestions as they pertain to various aspects of our organization.

Dr. Gayle Minard and Dr. Liz Pritchard, Associate Professors of Surgery at UT, along with Dr. Tiffany Bee, Assistant Professor of Surgery, have graciously extended their support to this organization and will serve as faculty advisors for the Women in Surgery Division of SSS.

We trust you will become a frequent guest of the SSS web page and an active participant in the programs you find most appealing. We welcome you and encourage you to explore the exciting and challenging arenas of surgical medicine.

Who may participate in the Women in Surgery Interest Group?

Any M-1, M-2, M-3, M-4 student interested in pursuing a surgical-based specialty or current surgical resident in the UT system.

What is our focus?

The Women in Surgery Interest Group is designed to meet the professional and personal needs of women at various stages in their surgical career development - beginning with medical school education and continuing through residency and beyond.

Why is this needed

An association with this unique focus will provide opportunities, both formal and informal, to facilitate interaction among medical students, residents, and professionally accomplished women surgeons. It is our goal, that through this format, your interests, concerns and common experiences, both professional and personal, will be effectively addressed.

UT's College of Medicine is home to a tremendous wealth of women surgeons that inspire, encourage, and promote professional growth as they model these attributes in their daily practice of medicine. As students and residents, we have a unique window of opportunity to build relationships with these women as we observe their example of excellence in medicine.

Although growing annually, women in surgery remains a small family making it crucial for us to encourage, educate, and support one another in this process.

When will this association be available?

Associate Professors of Surgery, Dr. Gayle Minard and Dr. Liz Pritchard, along with Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Tiffany Bee, have graciously offered their support to this organization and will serve as faculty advisors for the Women in Surgery Division of SSS. Announcements of upcoming meetings will be posted on the SSS web page and e-mailed to all participants. Our current plans include evening meetings scheduled to begin during the 2001 Fall semester and will occur on a monthly or bimonthly basis.

Additional Information for Women in Surgery

Association of Women Surgeons Logo

The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)external link is an outstanding organization which offers affordable student memberships.

One of AWS' greatest resources is the Pocket MentorAdobe PDF which is available on-line in addition to paperback. Although directed to surgical residents, there are many helpful suggestions and recommendations for students during their surgical clerkship. The Pocket Mentor is available at no cost; a "must-have" for your surgical resources.

Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)
414 Plaza Drive, Suite 209
Westmont, IL 60559
Web: www.womensurgeons.orgexternal link