Surgery Interest Group (SIG)


Surgery Interest Group (S.I.G) 



Our Mission:

The mission of Surgery Interest Group (SIG) is to promote student exposure to and participation in the multifaceted field of general surgery and surgical subspecialties. In order to accomplish this mission, SIG plans a variety of experiences throughout the year including, but not limited to: lunch presentations by physicians in various surgical sub-specialties, shadowing opportunities during surgeries and grand rounds, and suture and knot-tying clinics to prepare students for surgical rotations during the third year. In addition to being the largest student group on campus, SIG also serves as the primary link between the student body and the SIM Center on the 4th floor of HSEB. Furthermore SIG sponsors educational workshops using state-of-the-art simulation equipment to prepare students for surgical rotations.

If you are interested in general surgery or surgical subspecialties, do not hesitate to contact the organization leadership to become more involved and find opportunities!

Club Leadership

Co-Chairs:

                                              
                                                  
                                                     
    Justin Hamman                                                           Mark Roehr 
jnhamman@email.arizona.edu                                  mroehr@email.arizona.edu   

                                            
                                                     
   
   Bridget Ralston                                          Shannon Wheeler
bralston@email.arizona.edu                                     scwheeler@email.arizona.edu


                                                                                                                                          
Faculty Advisor:

Ara J. Feinstein M.D., M.P.H





Upcoming Club Activities (2016)


Suturing Clinic
Date: TBA

BUMC Surgical Grand Rounds
Date: TBA

MIHS Surgical Grand Rounds
Date: TBA



Past Events (2015)

The 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting for the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

Past Breakfast/Coffee with a Surgeon Events:
Guest: Dr. Fashid Sadeghi - Urology
Guest: Dr. Nathan Page - Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT)
Guest: Dr. Mido Mirza - Pediatric Surgery

Lunch Talks:
Guest: Dr. Ara J. Feinstein - Trauma Surgery
Guest: Dr. Stanley C. Graves - Orthopedic Surgery

BUMC-PHX Grand Rounds: 
Dr. David King - Trauma Surgery
Title: 26.2 Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing

Maricopa Grand Rounds
Dr. Ramin Jamshidi - Pediatric Surgery
Title: Esophageal Atresia

Surgery Residency Panel
Dr. Steven Johnson - Program Director of Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency
MS4s matched in surgery



Surgery Resources



Arizona Surgical Residencies: 

Surgical Societies and Professional Development:

Keep current with the literature (free access):

Subspecialty-specific Sites: