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Stimson Surgical Society

The Stimson Surgical Society (SSS) is a student-run organization primarily focused on supporting the development of compassionate, skilled surgeons at Weill Cornell Medical College. SSS will provide full support for medical students interested in any field of surgical residency through mentoring programs, networking, and shadowing opportunities.

Pictured L to R: Brandon Beamer, Dr. Sandip Kapur, Brian Rebolledo, Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi and Byron Alex

Demanding competition has long been a tradition for surgical residencies, requiring additional training for longer periods of time. This can be an overwhelming process for student. Through SSS, students will have access to honest, unfiltered information from current residents and surgeons. Furthermore, in order to directly affect students in their endeavor, we hope to provide information and opportunities to strengthen students' standing in residency match. The SSS wishes to facilitate the student-faculty relationship in order to determine interest in particular surgical fields, create connections for research, and educate the Weill Cornell student body on the opportunities of surgery.

Importantly, surgical residency programs have been disproportionately filled by male applicants in the past. We aim to decrease the surgery gender gap by providing information sessions held by female surgeons, and encourage candid discussion about life/work balances and raising a family. The main goal is to demonstrate that a demanding schedule of third year surgical rotation does not necessarily correlate to the life of a surgeon. By giving life examples and garnering personal accounts, we hope to encourage female medical students to seriously consider surgery as a career option if not considered already.

We hope to build SSS into a proactive club with a group of enthusiastic students who will willfully take advantage of events and services to further their own and colleagues' growth.

Officers

President: Nakesha King (2011)
Vice President: Bayo Shonuga (2011)
Secretary: Marissa Boeck (2011)
Treasurer: Treasurer: Jennifer Reifsnyder (2011)

For more information contact Nakesha King.

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