SUSS: 2014 Winners of the NSW Students’ Surgical Skills Competition

SUSS: 2014 Winners of the NSW Students’ Surgical Skills Competition

The inaugural NSW Students’ Surgical Skills Competition (SSSC) was held at Liverpool Hospital over the weekend of August 2-3, 2014. The University of Sydney team competed against teams from other NSW medical schools: UNSW, UWS, UOW, UND and Newcastle.

The SSSC is a six station surgical skills competition based on the Golden Scalpel Games run by NSW HETI. Stations are designed and judged by consultant surgeons and include early management of severe trauma, surgical anatomy & radiology, wound closure, laparoscopic skills, instrument identification and hand-sewn bowel anastomosis. All stations placed great emphasis on teamwork and professionalism.

Sydney University Surgical Society were victorious this year, taking out the SSSC award. Congratulations to the successful team:

Andrew Ying
Chao Wang
Hannah Lorking
Kilian Brown
Michael Seco
Mona Liu
Thomas Nienaber
Matthew Leung (team coordinator)

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SUSS Anaesthetics and Intraoperative Complications

SUSS Anaesthetics and Intraoperative Complications

Sydney University Surgical Society are proud to host Anaesthetics and Intraoperative Complications.

In this session, Dr. Mark Porter will be presenting interesting cases and covering the important aspects of anaesthesia in surgery. Please click on the post for more information.

Date: 22 July 2014

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Location: Norman Gregg Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney

 

Please RSVP on the Facebook event.

 

SUSS Surgical Management of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumours

SUSS Surgical Management of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumours

Sydney University Surgical Society are excited to host Surgical Management of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumours.

In this session, Dr. Richard Boyle will be presenting interesting cases and covering the important aspects of the surgical approach to this group of diseases.

Dr Richard Boyle is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in musculoskeletal oncology, trauma and arthroplasty.

This session will be of benefit to both Stage 1 students learning MSK for the first time and Stage 3 students covering their MSK core curriculum, however all years and clinical schools are welcome.

 

Date: 3 June 2014

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

LocationNorman Gregg Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney

 

Please RSVP on the Facebook event.

Annual General Meeting 2014

Dear Members,

Notice is hereby given for the Annual General Meeting of the Sydney University Surgical Society which will be held on Tuesday 27th May at 6:00pm in Bosch Lecture Theatre 2, Bosch Building, the University of Sydney. The agenda will include:


Constitutional Amendments
All motions must be sent to the Society Secretary by 22nd May (Julian Smyth, jsmy5124@uni.sydney.edu.au). In the interests of time, only motions with notice will be considered at the meeting.

The motions with notice are available here.

The current constitution is available here.

 

Elections
Nominations for positions will be taken from the floor only. Candidates must be nominated by a third party, have their nomination seconded by another third party, and accept their nomination. Positions include and will be voted on in the following order:

Executive positions

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer

Committee positions

  1. Research and Communications Officer
  2. Skills Lab Coordinator
  3. Stage 1 Representative
  4. Stage 2 Representative
  5. 6 Clinical School Representatives: 1 for each of Concord, RPA, Nepean, Northern, SAN, and Westmead

 

Other items
Due to the constitutional voting and large number of elections not all council reports will be heard at the AGM.

 

Please RSVP on the Facebook event.

 

Yours sincerely,

Michael Seco
President

RACS Essay Competition 2014

The Royal Australian College of Surgeons is holding its annual essay competition for final year medical students.

The topic for the essay this year is “Are rural surgical services in danger of becoming extinct?”.  The best essay will win a Medical Student Award of RACS and be published in the NSW Chairman’s Newsletter and the College website.

See the linked flyer below for more information

 

RACS Essay Competition Flyer

 

 

 

SUSS Endocrine Surgery Grand Rounds

SUSS Endocrine Surgery Grand Rounds

Sydney University Surgical Society are excited to host Endocrine Surgery Grand Rounds.

Prof Leigh Delbridge from RNSH will be presenting cases in endocrine surgery. Prof Delbridge has served many years as Head of Surgery at the University of Sydney and is an internationally recognised expert in thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

This will be a great opportunity, particularly for stage 2 students in their endocrine block, to learn about the surgical management of common endocrine pathologies.

Students from all stages and clinical schools are welcome.

 

Date: Thursday 22 May 2014

Time:  6:00–7:00pm

Location: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney

Please RSVP on the Facebook event.

 

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