Ohio University

Association of Women Surgeons

Student Organizations Cleveland

Our Mission

The Association of Women Surgeons is an international not-for-profit educational and professional organization.

The mission of the Association of Women Surgeons is to inspire, encourage, and enable women surgeons to realize their professional and personal goals.

Officers 2019 - 2020


Taylor Watkins

Dues: $25 annually

Services Provided

AWS addresses the unique challenges that women surgeons face such as:

  • Balancing family issues with the demand of a surgical career
  • Pay equity issues
  • The lack of women in leadership positions

AWS has been a leader in providing mentorship at all surgical levels to both men and women


  • To promote professional growth and development
  • To enhance and facilitate interaction among women surgeons throughout the world
  • To foster an environment supportive of personal values and individual diversity
  • To advance the highest standards of competence and ethical behavior

Tentative Schedule for 2019 - 2020

Suture Clinics with Surgery & Sports Medicine Club
Skills Lab with Surgery & Sports Med Club
Speaker Series featuring local surgeons
Speed-Mentor Program in the Spring - funding via fall fundraiser
Residency Panel/ Q&A Session in the Spring