Surgical Mixer and Networking Night

Unsure about what training or a career in surgery looks like? Want to meet surgeons to pick their brains and find a mentor? Or just want to see what the fuss about surgery is all about? If so, this is the event for you. All unis invited!

With over 20 surgeons from different specialties and backgrounds attending, here’s your chance to get all your surgical questions answered in one place and to set you on the right path for a career in surgery. What’s more, it’s catered!

There will be:
a) Small breakout sessions (4-5 students per surgeon) to talk to senior surgeons about their career, mentorship and advice they might have for medical students
b) Short talks about how to become a surgeon, an explanation of who is who in the hospital and introduction to the new Career-Planning service and Masters program at USYD
c) Food and Drink!

There is a limit of 100 tickets, so signup on the eventbrite is necessary to attend – APOLOGIES BUT THE EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

We hope to see you there! If you have any questions about the event, please send an email to

Location: University of Sydney Nanoscience Hub (A31)- Foyer area, Lecture Theatre 3003 and Seminar Room 3001
Time: Friday, February 28, 2020
Date: 5:45 PM

Paediatric Surgery Grand Rounds

Paediatric Surgery Grand Rounds

The Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) and Sydney University Paediatrics Society (SUPS) are proud to present Paediatric Surgery Grand Rounds.
This is an opportunity to hear from our guest speaker, Dr. Matthew Liava’a, a paediatric cardiacthoracic surgeon at Children’s Hospital Westmead.
Come along to learn about cardiac surgery and training pathways. It will also be a great opportunity to review cardiac anatomy, embryology and congenital anomalies. Hear about the current and fascinating techniques used to surgically fix congenital cardiac abnormalities. The talk is titled “Turning Blue Babies Pink”.
Delicious catering will be provided at 4.45, with the talk starting at 5.

Date: 23 October 2019
Location: The Quarter Event Space
Time: 4.45 pm

Women in Medicine Surgical Skills Workshop

Women in Medicine Surgical Skills Workshop

Interested in becoming a surgeon or simply like to learn a thing or two about suturing? Come join us at the WIM Surgical Skills Workshop night and meet some inspirational female surgeons!

Date: 19 September 2019
Time: 5:45 – 8:00PM
Location: Wallace Wurth

We have very limited spots and attendees will be selected at random after registration is closed.

*Sign-up opens at 7pm on 21 August – link will be posted onto this page

GlobalHOME and SUSS present: Global Surgery Grand Rounds

The Sydney University Surgical Society and GlobalHOME are proud to present their annual joint event, the Global Surgery Grand Rounds. This is an opportunity to hear from the inspiring surgeons and aid workers who are at the front lines of war, extreme poverty, natural disasters and humanitarian crisis, to lend their skills to people in desperate need of their help.

Dr Sarah Tolerton is an early-career Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who has previously volunteered as a registrar with Interplast in Vientiane Hospital in Laos at the Mahosot General Hospital. She will provide an interesting insight into volunteering during training, the hows and the whys.

Date: 12 August 2019
Location: New Law School Theatre 101
Time: 4:30 PM

Food will be provided 🙂

Urology Ground Rounds

Urology Ground Rounds

Urine luck! Prof Henry Woo,  Professor of all things urological and social media tycoon will be giving a SUSS grand rounds talk on urology, as well as giving some insight into the use of social media as a surgeon following his much publicised twitter escapades. Looks like it’ll be a wee-lly good event – especially for you stage twos!

Seriously though,  Henry Woo is a urological surgeon who is subspecialised in the management of prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. He is Professor of Surgery at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School of the University of Sydney. He is the Director of Uro-Oncology and the Professor of Robotic Cancer Surgery at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.  He is fellowship elected Councillor of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.  He is Board Director of the Australian and New Zealand Uro-genital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group and a Board Director of the Australasian Urological Foundation. He has published extensively and reviews for all of the major urological journals.  He is an Associate Editor of the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, a Consulting Editor of the BJUI and serves on the Editorial Boards of the journals European Urology, World Journal of Men’s Health, Prostate International, Asian Journal of Urology, World Journal of Urology and PLOS One.  He also has interests in professionalism in surgery, the role of social media in medicine, inequities in access to health care and evidence based practice.  Outside of surgery, he goes to the gym to practice what he preaches to his patients, is a lifelong Triple J listener and a collector of retro technology (eg cameras, audio, turntables, jukeboxes etc) and vinyl records.

Date: 15 July 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: Law LT024

SUSS Annual General Meeting 2019

Notice is hereby given for the Annual General Meeting of the Sydney University Surgical Society which will be held on Thursday 4th July at 6:00pm in KPEC Auditorium. The agenda will include:

1) President’s Report

2) Constitutional Amendments
All motions must be sent to the Society Secretary by 27th June (Jason Luong, In the interests of time, only motions with notice will be considered at the meeting.

The current constitution is available on the SUSS website at:

3) Elections
Nominations for positions will be taken from the floor or via proxy (see below). 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
5. Research Officer
6. Events Officer
7. Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) Officer
8. Skills Lab Coordinator
9. Community Officer
10. Stage 1 and 2 Representatives
11. Clinical School Representatives: 1 for each of Concord, RPA, Nepean, Northern, SAN, Westmead, Dubbo, Orange, Lismore, Broken Hill

We will be taking nominations from students who are unable to attend the event in person. However, if you can attend, please do so!
Process for nomination if you can’t attend:
Email the President, Deanna Lee ( with your name, SMP Stage, the position you are running for, and *either* a written speech *or* a video file that can be read out or played at the AGM. If you are sending a speech to be read out, please also include a passport-style photo of yourself, which will be displayed at the AGM so people know who they are voting for. Speeches should be no longer than 150 words for committee positions or 250 words for executive positions.

Date: 4 July 2019
Location: KPEC Auditorium
Time: 6 – 7:30 pm