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Presidential Address
May 1, 2007

The Top 10 Reasons Why General Surgery Is a Great Career

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Wash.

Arch Surg. 2007;142(5):423-429. doi:10.1001/archsurg.142.5.423

It is an honor to stand before yoeu with the opportunity to deliver the Presidential Address for the annual meeting of the Western Surgical Association (WSA). I have gained more from the WSA than I could ever return. To serve as the secretary for 5 years and the president this year represents the peak of my professional life. It is an honor that I will always cherish, and for which I will be forever grateful.

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