AAS CANDIDATE COUNCILOR ELECTIONS:
COUNCILOR MEMBER TO REPRESENT THE CANDIDATE GROUP
Each year, one Council member is elected for a two-year term for each year-of-entry group. This year’s elections consist of 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 & 2020 year-of-entry groups, as well as the Resident/Fellow, Candidate Councilor position.
Please vote for one candidate below by Monday, September 20, 2021, at 11:59 pm PST so that we may complete this important election and notify you of your elected representative. Please use your Council member to convey your ideas and concerns to the Executive Council.
Name: Ankeeta Mehta
Institution: UT Southwestern
Statement of Interest: Having trained in a community setting for residency, and transitioned to an AMC for fellowship, my idea of academic surgery has proved to be different than reality–in a good way! Through fellowship, and as I start my career in Academic Surgery, I am hoping to engage in discussions on dispersing the myths related to Academic Surgery. As a candidate member councilor, I hope to add a unique perspective to the committee.
Name: Jessica Mueller
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Statement of Interest: I admire the AAS and its commitment to the future of academic surgery being inclusive and equitable. I have completed three years of surgical residency at MGH and am now pursuing research studying the enteric nervous system. My career goal is to become a pediatric surgeon-scientist. As the 2021 basic science AAS/AASF Trainee Award recipient I am dedicated to a career in academic surgery and would be honored to serve the AAS as Candidate Councilor. I am excited for the opportunity to represent my fellow residents and believe I offer a valuable voice in academic surgery as a female surgeon-scientist.
Name: Divya Sood
Institution: University of Chicago Medicine
Statement of Interest: I am interested in serving on the AAS Executive Council as a Candidate Member for several reasons. The first national meeting I attended and at which I presented was the ASC and it quickly became my favorite. I strongly believe that early exposure for all trainees and early-career surgeons to academic career pathways through organizations like the AAS is a critical component to resolving healthcare inequities. The AAS has played an immeasurable role in my career development, so I understand its value and hope to be able to champion its mission in order to ensure that other early-career surgeons can experience these benefits as well. Thank you for your consideration.