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


     Brittany Gerald                                                               Amir Kaboodrangi                         

    Hayley Kiernan                                               Connor Swensen                                

Faculty Advisor:

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

Past S.I.G. Leadership 2017

Past Events (2017)

The 2017 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

Scrubbing Clinic/Suturing Clinic:
Guest: Dr. Ara J. Feinstein
Guest: BUMC Residents

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: