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M4 Surgery 932 Women As Surgical Leaders

Rotation Information

The goal of this rotation is for students planning surgical careers to work 1:1 with female mentors, learning not only the clinical side of the surgical specialty but also the leadership approach, patient/clinical management, and career development considerations for female surgical staff.

After this rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Describe differing leadership styles and identify pros and cons of these leadership styles, specifically for surgeons
  • Understand how an effective leadership approach may differ based on environment, including clinical (office versus OR) and non-clinical (research, committees, community outreach)scenarios
  • Reflect on their own current leadership style, and understand the importance of continued self-reflection during ongoing medical training and practice
  • Collect an initial reference list of articles and books focusing on leadership, career development, and wellness so these items can be available and expanded upon for future use
  • Expand their medical knowledge, clinical and operative decision making, and clinical and operative skills for sub-specialty surgical patients they encounter on service


Stepheny Berry, M.D., FACS
Rotation Leader
Associate Professor of Surgery
Trauma Medical Director
P: 913-588-6615

Kelsey E. Larson, M.D., FACS
Rotation Leader
Assistant Professor of Surgery
P: 913-945-9400

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Surgery
Mail Stop 2005
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-3117