Medical Society Hosts Discussion on Female Mentorship

MISWeek’16 Expert To Instruct on How to Empower Young Female Surgeons

Women in Surgery: The Value of Surgical Mentorship

Helping the growing number of female surgeons graduating today requires mentorship—but what kind in an age where health care delivery and hospital dynamics are changing? How are feminine strengths lending to medicine because of membership? The SLS Women’s Committee has brought mentorship to the forefront. Through this presentation surgeons will learn and interact with experts to see how surgical mentorship, with its technical aspects and surgical selection process, affects junior female faculty.

WHO: Dr. Susan Khalil, Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Department of  Obstetrics & Gynecology, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

WHAT: MISWeek’s “The Value of Finding a Mentor for Women in a Surgical Specialty”

The SLS Women’s Committee

You will learn:

  • The various models of mentorship and how well they work
  • How mentorship has changed throughout history
  • The new model: the “third layer of mentorship,” that is becoming more popular in 2016 and for the foreseeable future
  • Mentor vs. Sponsor: How the difference affects women in particular

WHEN: During SLS’ 26th MISWeek, Thursday, September 1, 2016: 7:40am-8:30am

WHERE: The Westin Copley Place Hotel, Boston

INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE: pre-SLS, on site or post-event

Please R.S.V.P. to: Sarah Sherwood, (650) 380-9102 or

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