Association of Women Surgeons

Advisor: Dr. Virginia Litle,


Group email:

Mission Statement:
The Association of Women Surgeons is an international organization dedicated to
engaging and empowering women physicians and medical students to excel in their
professional and personal goals in the field of surgery. The mission of the AWS chapter
at BUSM is four-fold:
● Encourage women medical students to explore their interest in surgery;
● Provide interactive panels, skill workshops, and informal discussions to address
the specific challenges women may face in pursuit of a surgical career;
● Provide a network of surgical mentors from diverse specialties;
● Provide research opportunities at Boston Medical Center and globally.