John Marquart, Candidate Member
Medical College of Wisconsin
I am a general surgery resident at the Medical College of Wisconsin and currently a research fellow at Children's Wisconsin. I am interested in pursuing a career in academic pediatric surgery. I would like to join the Membership committee to enhance resident and student engagement with AAS. I myself previously felt naive about the many possible benefits provided by AAS membership, and aim to improve outreach to surgical trainees. Additionally I have a background in computer science and engineering that I believe would provide valuable experience to the Technology and Communications committee. Ongoing improvement in technology use will be needed as virtual communication continues to be a critical aspect of academic medicine.