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Goals and Accomplishments

The AASA serves its membership of university-based and other academic surgical professionals by meeting the following objectives:

  • To promote the leadership capabilities and visibility of academic surgical administrators; 
  • To present focused educational programs in order to share the knowledge of issues and practices specific to surgical administration; 
  • To gather and disseminate useful information which is relevant to academic surgical administration; 
  • To provide ongoing opportunities for networking and sharing of ideas, common problems and solutions among colleagues in academic surgical administration; 
  • To facilitate optimal job performance by surgical administrators; 
  • To interact with other related professional associations to further promote the objectives of AASA, as well as the surgical administrative perspective on issues common to academic medical centers; 
  • To maintain a vital professional organization with an active membership through controlled growth and continuing opportunities for member involvement in AASA programs and initiatives; 
  • To maintain a sound financial structure to fund new programs and/or special projects as identified by the Executive Board and/or the general membership.



AASA 2016-2017 Focus

  • Engage Association Management Company
  • Execute Strategic Plan
  • Partner with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to offer an Affiliate Membership
  • Increase member engagement
  • Enhance resources/upgrade web presence
  • Develop Communication Plan
  • Enhance Education Plan
  • Redesign the Member Toolkit
  • Offer a formal certification program
  • Implement a formal mentor/mentee program

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