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.
Thirlby RC. The Top 10 Reasons Why General Surgery Is a Great Career. Arch Surg. 2007;142(5):423–429. doi:10.1001/archsurg.142.5.423
* * SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE * *
The JAMA Network Sites will be conducting routine maintenance from 10/20/2017 through 10/21/2017. During this window access to content and authentication may be intermittently available. The JAMA Store will be completely unavailable during the maintenance window.