Women in Surgery

Women make excellent surgeons and, as you will see from the careers stories there are many highly successful female surgeons in the world today.

Women in Surgery is a national organisation working to promote surgery as a career for women and to enable women who have chosen a career in surgery to realise their professional goals.

WinS maintains a network of members across the country comprising women surgeons from medical student upwards. This enables us to collate and disseminate information from a wide range of women surgeons who have experienced every aspect of a career in surgery.

Mission and Goals

Women in Surgery’s mission is to encourage, enable and inspire women to fulfil their surgical ambitions and our aims are:

  • To raise the profile of women in surgery
  • To work towards an understanding of the issues facing women in surgery
  • To encourage attitudinal change ensuring women are seen as an integral part of the profession
  • To provide advice, guidance and pastoral support for those women already in surgery or considering entering it
  • To support the WinS network

To achieve these, we work with a number of related organisations and bodies to highlight the issues affecting women in surgery and to facilitate change in attitudes and practices to ensure that all of the best candidates are able to succeed in surgery.

We also maintain a network of members providing a range of benefits, including information and advice on all topics affecting women in surgery or considering a surgical career.

Through events such as our national conferences and workshops, WinS supports women in, or considering entering, surgery, starting with workshops for school age aspiring surgeons. These events provide women at all levels with knowledge, practical skills and the opportunity to meet other women pursuing a surgical career.

Membership fee:

It is free to register with WinS and, as a member, you will receive regular news and updates, be invited to our events and will receive regular newsletters. Through the network, we can also facilitate contact between you and other female surgeons to answer your questions about your career.

To join, complete our membership form. If you would like to contact a WinS member, please email us outlining your query.

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