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Tips for Entry

Check out the The AWS Pocket Mentor (, a handbook that aims to ease the transition from medical student to resident to surgeon.

Visit for resources and advice on medical training.

Visit the following Web sites for job listings:


Talk to surgeons about their careers. Many medical surgical associations provides lists of members at their Web sites, which can be referenced for possible interview candidates.

Some associations, such as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, offer resident mentoring programs or other support programs for medical students and new surgeons. Contact associations in your practice area for more information.

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