What we do

Surgical skills

Our skills sessions are fun and interactive, allowing students to gain some of the core surgical skills that are needed throughout a surgeon’s career. Each year we offer a wide range of sessions from basic suturing to more advanced procedures!

Talks

Each year Newcastle University Surgical Society runs a series of talks by inspiring surgeons from across the region. This aims to provide members with insight into an array of different specialties in order to stoke interest and form lasting bonds. We also hope to aid members with their onward journey into specialty training, with many hints and tips straight from the mouths of trainees. Again, we are eternally grateful to the kindness and generosity of our collaborative surgeons who give up their own time to inspire us.

Events

Each year Surgical Society runs two major events, the Careers Roadshow and the Northern Undergraduate Surgical Conference. You won’t want to miss either of them!

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Autopsy

Newcastle University Surgical Society has collaborated with the pathology department at the Royal Victoria Infirmary hospital in Newcastle. Therefore throughout term time, we provide medical students with the opportunity to visit the department and observe autopsies with the doctors located there. It gives an insight to our students of what it is like to discover the underlying cause behind a patient’s death as well as an opportunity for them to learn some real life anatomy which is applied in action. Moreover, there are many mechanisms of injury and death that one can learn from and therefore can shape their logical thinking when our young surgeons are presented with an acute traumatic situation. These autopsy sessions have become an invaluable resource for education and are available to the students at all stages of their medical school training.