Purvi Patel, Active Member
Trauma / Critical Care
Loyola University Medical Center
Hello to the members of the Association of Academic Surgeons! I would like to nominate myself for a position in the Finance Committee and the Clinical and Health Services Research Committee. I have been fortunate to present my research at the Academic Surgical Congress for the past 4 years. Attending this meeting as a resident, fellow and most recently as junior faculty has played an integral role in my development as an academic surgeon. I have formed many meaningful relationships and have been inspired by interactions and ideas that I have incorporated into my own practice. Serving on a committee would be a great way to increase my involvement and further my ideas to enhance this organization. I would like to give back to a group that has played a critical role in my early career as an academic surgeon.
Through the finance committee, I would aim to enhance our fundraising goals to allow for increased number of scholarships and funded research initiatives. I have participated on similar committees in the past and hope to use these skills and knowledge to grow our financial base. On the Clinical and Health Services Research Committee, I would focus on developing easy access to members of AAS to evidence based guidelines and ways to incorporate outcomes research into daily practice. This would be a wonderful platform to assist with multi-institutional trials.
I appreciate your time and consideration and aspire to take a more involved role in this excellent organization.