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.


SUSS Practical Management of Orthopaedic Trauma

SUSS Practical Management of Orthopaedic Trauma

Sydney University Surgical Society are excited to host Practical Management of Orthopaedic Trauma.

This is the first session of a two-part series on orthopaedic surgery covering the surgical management of MSK pathology and is particularly relevant to first year students in their MSK block. The second session “Surgical Management of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumours” will be held in early June.

In this session, Dr. Sanjeev Gupta will be presenting orthopaedic trauma cases and outlining basic management principles. Dr. Gupta will focus on important approaches for interns and junior doctors.

All years are welcome.


Date & Time: 8th May 2014, 6 – 7 pm

Location: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Room TBA.

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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)

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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.

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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


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