Stage 2 & 3 Surgical Skills Wet Lab

SUSS is holding an intermediate surgical skills wet lab for Stage 2 and 3 students. Suturing will be practised on pork belly and taught by junior doctors from RPAH.

Please note that this is for students with prior experience suturing. The session will be expanding on simple interrupted and instrument tie techniques so students should be comfortable with these. Unfortunately we are only able to accommodate 30 students. Beginner students should sign up for an introductory skills session which are held throughout the year – keep an eye on the Facebook page for details.

This event is made possible by the help of Covidien, who are donating the sutures and pork belly.

Time and Date: 14th May, 6 – 7:30 pm

Location: KPEC Level 2, RPAH (map)

*** Registration has now closed, please like and follow our Facebook page for information on upcoming events.

Surgical Skills Tutorials for Med 1 and 2

We are going to run some introductory suturing and knot tying sessions for Med 1 and 2 students over the next 8 weeks (21 March to 9 May). These sessions will be held in the Blackburn Skills Lab (Room 318) at 0730 and will be directed at beginners who are interested in developing some basic skills.

Unfortunately all sessions are currently full – sorry to those who missed out!

SUSS City2Surf for Interplast 2014

SUSS City2Surf for Interplast 2014

This August, the members of Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) will run the City2Surf and raise funds to support Interplast.

Interplast is an Australian and New Zealand charity that provides free, life-changing surgical treatment for people in the Asia-Pacific region who would otherwise be unable to access such services. The teams train local surgeons, doctors and allied health professionals so that the communities they visit may continue to benefit long after they’ve left. Their patients are mostly children suffering from congenital conditions such as cleft lip/palate or acquired conditions such as burn scar contractures.

Check out their website

Last year was a huge success, the team ran in scrubs and raised a whopping $9120! At one stage we were even ranked as the second-highest fundraising team! This year we want to do even better – so please get involved by running and raising funds with us in the SUSS team.

This is a great way to get off your study chair and get fit, all while supporting a fantastic cause, raising awareness and making friends. The run itself is awesome, you will have a lot of fun and see some spectacular views of our beautiful city.

Interplast has again partnered with SUSS and they promise to gift Interplast-branded scrubs to those who raise over a certain amount to run the race in. Details to come.

Please RSVP on the Facebook event. 


Instructions on how to register for the SUSS City2Surf team:
Note: Register before Friday 28 March and get your bib sent to you in the mail. Also benefit from early bird rates!

Go to and complete the registration process by filling in your details. Our team information has been completed for you already. Make sure to NOT choose a charity now – the fundraising instructions can be found below. 

Most team members will be starting from the Yellow Group. If you completed the City2Surf last year and qualified for an earlier starting group (e.g. green), feel free to select that instead if you prefer.

If you have already registered for the City2Surf and would like to join the SUSS team contact Julian to be added to the team.

This will register you for the run, please follow the instructions below to register to fundraise with SUSS for Interplast


Fundraising instructions

  1. Go to our team’s page at and click “Join Team”
  2. Enter your details to register to fundraise. ***Make sure to choose “Interplast Australia and New Zealand” as your charity***
  3. Start fundraising!

If you have any problems or questions please contact Julian or Matthew


SUSS Intro to Surgery 2014: SET and Beyond

SUSS Intro to Surgery 2014: SET and Beyond

The 2014 SUSS calendar will kick off with an “Introduction to Surgery” seminar on March 11th.

Marc Gladman (Colorectal Surgeon and Professor of Surgery) will discuss career pathways, the life of a surgeon & the future of surgery as well as the logistics of surgical training in Australia, i.e. the Surgical Education & Training (SET) program.

James Edelman (Cardiothoracic Surgery Registrar at RPAH) will provide insight into the logistics of surgical training in Australia, i.e. the Surgical Education & Training (SET) program.

Whether or not you’re interested in a career in surgery at this early stage, this lecture is a fantastic opportunity particularly for stage 1 and 2 medical students to gain insight into the surgical training process and surgery as a career.

DATE: Tuesday 11 March, 2014

TIME: 6 – 7pm

LOCATION: Bosch Lecture Theatre 1, Bosch Building, University of Sydney Camperdown Campus

Please RSVP on the Facebook event


AnastaMoSUSS: SUSS & SUMS Movember

AnastaMoSUSS: SUSS & SUMS Movember

This November Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) and Sydney University Medical Society (SUMS) together are gathering a conglomoration of students dedicated to promoting Men’s Health. All proceeds accumolated will support Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer & Mental Health via the official Movember campaign.

We want to see unshorn enthusiasm from Mo Bros & Mo Sistas alike in the growth of this most worthy cause. Whether a hirsute handlebar or a tufted toothbrush, grow a Mo and help a Bro.

Follow this link to sign up or make a donation on the official Movember website.

Join Team AnastoMoSUSS. It’s a Mo-brainer.



The inaugural Movember organised by The Sydney University Surgical Society and the Sydney University Medical Society, Team AnastaMoSUSS:  Movember 2013, was incredibly successful. Over the course of the month, Team AnaastMoSUSS recruited 59 willing individuals ready to put their Mos on the line for men’s mental health, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Together, the team raised a grand total of $7, 260, an enormous effort. Congratulations to everyone involved in this amazing feat, and we hope to see your Mos again next year!

The following prizes were awarded for:
-Most money raised
-Most splendid Mo
-Most woeful Mo
-Most audacious Mo
-Most zealous Mo Sista

Check out the Facebook page for updates!

Breast Cancer Surgery Grand Rounds

Breast Cancer Surgery Grand Rounds

The Sydney University Surgical Society is excited to be hosting breast cancer surgery student grand rounds to coincide with Pink Ribbon month in October.

Dr Elisabeth Elder will be presenting an insight into breast cancer surgery, and several interesting cases. Dr Elder operates through the Breast Cancer Institute at Westmead hospital, and has been involved in developing a number of new breast surgery techniques, as well as research into breast cancer outcomes.

The presentation will be particularly relevant for second year students in their breast cancer week in Oncology block, but all years are welcome. Pink ribbons will be available during the evening, and all proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

Please RSVP on the Facebook event

SUSS Facebook group




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