Professor Averil Mansfield
CBE FRCS FRCP
"After learning about surgery from books and practising appendicectomies on my toy panda, I declared my intention to become a surgeon at age eight. This delightful book will surely set alight another child's passion for a fulfilling surgical career."
Professor Fiona Wood
AM FRCS FRACS
"I wholeheartedly agree with Samantha. How often are we told you "can't have it all" and that women in surgery have to choose between motherhood and surgery? I have the privilege of taking care of vulnerable people and being a mother to 6 amazing individuals."
Dr Susan Pories
FACS Chair Women in Surgery, American College of Surgeons
According to my mother, I declared my intention to be a surgeon at age four, and there are probably many other little girls who have the same dreams. I hope this charming book with beautiful illustrations will inspire the next generation of surgeons.
Dr Sally Langley
FRACS, President, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
"This book highlights the wonderful opportunities a surgical career provides, the ability to make a difference, and how it fits with family life."
Professor Marie Crandall
MPH FACS, President, Association of Women Surgeons
"As the current President of the nearly 4000-member international organization, the Association of Women Surgeons, I am happy to endorse this delightful book, "When I'm a Surgeon". WIAS is beautifully illustrated and features warm and encouraging text from Dr Samantha Pillay. Dr Pillay is the first woman to have trained as a Urologist in South Australia; and, as a woman of color in a predominantly white and male field, she is an inspiration as both an author and a successful practicing surgeon and businesswoman. For all these reasons, this lovely book is a must-read for any child interested in surgery."
Principal, Wilderness School
"It is said you can't be what you can't see. 'When I'm a Surgeon' gives girls a powerful and compelling vision for their future professional lives. It plants the seed of ambition and makes opportunity tangible."