SUSS Ear Disease Masterclass (ENT Surgical Series)

SUSS Ear Disease Masterclass (ENT Surgical Series)

This is a half-day high-yield overview of ear disease, presented by passionate teacher and ear, nose, sinus, and throat surgeon Dr Ronald Chin. Common presentations seen in the hospital and clinics will be discussed, and a problem solving-approach will be applied to help students (and future interns…) navigate the complexities of ENT.

This lecture series is tailored for Stage 3 students preparing for upcoming surgical exams and to Stage 1 and 2 students who wish to fill crucial gaps in knowledge. Topics have been selected directly from the ENT Surgery Core Curriculum, covering clinical issues from infections to foreign bodies to vertigo to ear emergencies. The lectures will be of significant benefit to students wanting to consolidate anatomical, physiological, and clinical teaching in preparation of the end of year barrier exams.

Dr Chin has compiled this lecture series in order to complement ENT teaching in the medical program. He draws on his extensive experience as an ENT Surgeon at Nepean Hospital and his subspecialty training in head and neck cancer.

Saturday August 22, 2015, 8 am to 12 pm
Venue: New Law Lecture Theatre 106

Registration: please RSVP on the form below.

SUSS City2Surf for Interplast 2015

SUSS City2Surf for Interplast 2015

UPDATE: Congratulations to the SUSS team who made it to Bondi Beach yesterday and raised over $5000 for Interplast!

On the 9th of August, the members of Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) will once again 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. Its 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 here:

Previous years have been huge successes. Since SUSS has been running the 14 km from Macquarie St to Bondi Beach in full surgical garb, we have raised over $15,000. Read the media coverage of the 2014 SUSS City2Surf campaign. We are committed to supporting Interplast in their valuable work and want to continue this year by raising our largest total ever. 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 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.

How to get involved

Please RSVP on the Facebook event.

Register to run:
1. Go to our team’s registration page and enter your details.
2. You will be automatically assigned to the “Sydney University Surgical Society” running team. NB: the password to join the team is “suss1234
3. When prompted, do NOT yet select a charity, this will come later.

Register to fundraise:
1. Go to our team’s fundraising page 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!

Contact the SUSS team coordinators with any questions:
Alon Taylor:
Vincent An:

SUSS Sharpy’s Surgical Series

SUSS Sharpy’s Surgical Series

This is a one-day intensive review of general surgery for final year medical students hosted by Dr. Gary Sharp, general surgery registrar. The program will include a comprehensive review of general surgery with focus on gastrointestinal surgical presentations and is tailored to final year medicine exams.

This session will be valuable for stage 3, years 3 and 4 written surgery exams and long cases. Junior students are also welcome, but stage 3 students will be given preference.

*Registration has now closed for this event.*

Saturday July 25th, 8AM to 5PM
KPEC auditorium at RPAH

Slides from the day are available here

You can save 10 or more lives… just by having the chat

You can save 10 or more lives… just by having the chat

Sydney University Surgical Society has been awarded a Community Awareness Grant by the Organ and Tissue Authority to promote organ and tissue donation during DonateLife Week 2015.

In any given month there are approximately 1,600 Australians on the waiting list to receive transplants. One day, you could transform the lives of 10 or more people by becoming a donor. If you’ve decided about becoming a donor, you need to register your decision on the Australian Organ Donor Register and most importantly, discuss it with your loved ones.


SUSS events on campus during DonateLife Week
Monday, August 3: BBQ lunch on Eastern Avenue (details TBA)
Monday August 3 – Thursday August 6: Information Stall on Eastern Avenue
Thursday August 6: DonateLife Transplant Symposium – register on the Facebook event

And like the DonateLife at Sydney University Facebook page to stay updated on the week’s events and for insights into the medicine, science, and personal aspects of organ donation.


We are looking for volunteers to help out with the stall, so please contact Nathalie Rasko at if you can donate an hour of your time.


For further information, visit

Remember – have the chat that saves lives!

SUSS Sharpy’s Surgical Series

SUSS Intro to Surgery 2015: SET and Beyond

Sydney University Surgical Society is excited to host “Introduction to Surgery: SET and Beyond”.

Prof. Henry Pleass will discuss career pathways, the life of a surgeon & the future of surgery.

Prof. Pleass is an HPB surgeon at Westmead hospital and transplant surgeon at RPAH. He is Professor of Surgery at the University of Sydney and the surgical head of The Australian National Pancreas Transplant Program at Westmead.

Dr. 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.

All years are welcome.

Date: Tuesday, March 17 2015
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Location: Bosch Lecture Theatre 1, Western Ave, University of Sydney
Please RSVP on the Facebook event.

SUSS Academic Surgery Seminar

SUSS Academic Surgery Seminar

This seminar will be hosted by the new RPA Institute of Academic Surgery, will introduce medical students to surgical research at RPA and discuss research opportunities for students. Students from all clinical schools and medical schools are welcome to consider research at the new institute and this session is not for RPA students only.

Speakers will include:

Charbel Sandroussi – Director of Clinical Research
Michael Byrom – Director of Laboratory Research
David Yeo – UGIT / Transplantation Surgery
Sanjay Warrier – Breast Surgery
Cherry Koh – Colorectal Surgery
Sydney Ch’ng – Head & Neck, Plastic and Reconstruction, Melanoma

For more information about the Institute:

Date: Monday, March 23 2015
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Kerry Packer Auditorium, RPA
Please RSVP on the Facebook event.