Dr. Henry Harkins, the Department of Surgery’s first chairman, established the Henry Harkins Surgical Society in 1955. Membership is by invitation only and is extended to all graduating residents and fellows of the department of surgery as well as active faculty members. The goals of the society are to establish and maintain a sense of unity among the members, provide a means to disseminate the surgical and personal accomplishments of the individual members, and support the UW surgical residents in their surgical training.
As the Society's new President, I would like to thank you for donating to the Harkins Society. The Board has decided to modify our mission primarily to support the Residents. As you probably know, The Department has been unable to supply many of the financial needs of the Residents. As Alumni and Faculty, past and present, of the UW Department of Surgery, it is up to us to support the Residents as they negotiate our very challenging training program. After surveying the Residents' needs, we chose to give their first most common request our first priority: to provide a pair of loupes to every categorical resident by the time they reach their R3 year. Donations in excess of that amount will be used to fund other special projects for the residents, such as emergency travel funds, textbooks, and improvements to resident work and study spaces.We all know how difficult the residency is and how hard our residents work - it will be a great morale booster for them to know that their fellow alumni are there to help them through. Thank you for helping us meet out goal of $30,000, which should allow us to supply the loupes and more. We hope you will not only invest your money, but your time and wisdom as our Society develops a strong supporting role for our young followers!
Make a donation by clicking on one of the levels to the right or sending a check made out to Henry N. Harkins Surgical Society to:
Henry Harkins Society c/o UW Department of Surgery Box 356410 1959 NE Pacific Street Seattle, WA 98195
Your donation is essential to the mission of the Harkins Society - the support of the residents at the University of Washington. Here are some examples of the ways your donation can be put to use:
The following individuals contributed to the Harkins Society off line, before the website was up and running:
Erik Van Eaton
Robert E. Condon
R. Chris King
Christine A. Lee
Michael G. Florence
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