Betzaira Childers, Candidate Member
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
I am a current general surgery resident at the Univ of Cincinnati and serve as a resident lead in our DEI committee. Like many, I have experienced what is it like to not fit a specific mold and how restrictive it can be to consistently work around to fit in. DEI is critical to our development as a surgical community. Championing a DEI culture will enable us to better support one another as we are. As a whole, we will be better equipped to care for our patients who come from all walks of life. The AAS has been instrumental in my own growth and it would be a privilege to serve as a more junior member alongside other leaders committed to a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future.