Medical Student Committee

The Future of Surgery

The Arizona Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (AzACS) Medical Student Committee (MSC) is a
multicenter collaborative composed of surgery interest groups and surgery clubs from medical schools across Arizona. At present, our partners include:

  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix

  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

  • Creighton University School of Medicine - Phoenix Regional Campus

  • Mayo Clinic School of Medicine - Arizona Campus

  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University

  • A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

Our Mission

The mission of the AzACS Medical Student Committee is to connect medical students who are interested in the field of surgery across Arizona, help connect students to surgical mentors across various disciplines, promote undergraduate medical surgical education, and develop partnerships that transcend institutional boundaries to foster multi-center collaboration.

Goals and Objectives

In order to achieve our mission we have delineated specific strategies to connect medical students and surgeons across Arizona, promote education, and foster multi-center collaboration.

  • Gala (annual kickoff event welcoming new member and people interested in surgery)

  • Symposium (Annual Conference) Involvement providing an opportunity for networking and research
    presentations

  • Champions Program providing mentorship connecting surgeons and medical students

  • Integrated Skills Lab Series providing surgical education

  • Research Database fostering multi-institutional research collaboration

  • Online Resource-Sharing (“The Hub”), Advocacy, and Outreach providing professional development and connecting medical students to resources both locally and nationally

 

For more information, our internal governing procedures can be found here.

Our Leadership

PRESIDENT
Charlotte Spear
Creighton - Phoenix
crs21101@creighton.edu

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Michelle Higgins
Mayo Clinic SOM - Arizona
higgins.michelle@mayo.edu

 

SECRETARY / TREASURER
Hayley Kiernan
UA COM - Phoenix
hayleyk@email.arizona.edu

 

Get Involved

More information about our upcoming events, collaborations, and activities will be posted to this website as
we finalize them. Please revisit this page often, and let us hear from you! 
 
Contact us at higgins.michelle@mayo.edu (please put “AzACS MSC” in the subject line).     

ANNUAL
SOCIAL

Planning is in progress!
Please check back
for updates.

ANNUAL CHAPTER SYMPOSIUM AND SPECIAL NETWORKING EVENTS

VICE-PRESIDENT
ADVOCACY & OUTREACH

Jacquelyn Hoffman
UA COM - Tucson
jackquiehoffman@email.arizona.edu

Zana Alattar
UA COM - Phoenix
zalattar94@email.arizona.edu

VICE-PRESIDENT
GALA

Bryce Munter
UA COM - Phoenix
brycemunter@email.arizona.edu


Weslyn Bunn
Mayo Clinic SOM - Arizona
bunn.weslyn@mayo.edu

VICE-PRESIDENT
INTEGRATED SKILLS LAB

Patrick Isola
Creighton - Phoenix
patrickisola@creighton.edu


Seth Stubblefield
AZCOM - Midwestern
sstubblefield94@midwestern.edu

VICE-PRESIDENT
RESEARCH

Nicolas Rubel
Mayo Clinic SOM - Arizona
rubel.nicolas@mayo.edu


Eshaan Daas
UA COM - Phoenix
edaas@email.arizona.edu

2019 Annual Symposium - Sept 20-22, 2019 - WeKoPa Resort & Conference Center:

  • Meeting Information

  • Registration - Updated: Medical students can now register at the door!

  • Shared Housing - Need a room in Phoenix during the Symposium weekend? Or do you have space to share? Find a place to stay, or volunteer to host a traveling student here!

  • Research Poster Presentations & Abstract Submission - Please check back for updates

  • Resident & Medical Student Mixer - Please check back for updates

  • Lunch with Women Surgeons - Please check back for updates