Ally Istl, Active Member
Medical College of Wisconsin
I am a Surgical Oncologist at the Medical College of Wisconsin and am thrilled to submit my nomination for AAS service.
I firmly believe that prioritizing DEI initiatives and conducting effective DEI research is the single most important thing that we will do for the next generation of surgeons and patients. My recent research has focused on the marginalization of URM medical school applicants, ‘pride and prejudice’ in training for LGBTQ+ trainees, gender bias in social media within academic medicine, and gender-based barriers to surgical skill development. This background and my commitment to equity in academic surgery will enable me to serve on this committee passionately and effectively.
My second choice for committee service is the Ethics Committee. My Philosophy degree, focused on ethics/moral philosophy, and Master’s of Public Health have enabled me to view academic surgical care delivery and research through a unique lens.
Thank you for your consideration.