The UCT Surgical Society - a society on the cutting edge

S Afr Med J. 2012 Mar 2;102(6):436-7. doi: 10.7196/samj.5765.


The University of Cape Town Surgical Society is a student-run society established in 2006 and is affiliated with the Department of Surgery. The aims of the society are to supplement undergraduate training, to promote medical and surgical research, and to motivate students to pursue a career in surgery. Regular monthly lectures and surgical skills courses are offered, as well as weekly anatomy workshops. A recently launched Shadow Programme enables students to interact with practising surgeons in theatre, thereby gaining insight into the advantages and challenges involved in a future career in surgery.

MeSH terms

  • General Surgery* / education
  • Humans
  • Societies, Medical / organization & administration*
  • South Africa
  • Universities*