Student surgical societies have been in existence for decades around the world. The purpose of most of these societies is to encourage surgical exposure, interest and education at an undergraduate level. The overall purpose of the IASSS is to expand this to an international level. By joining forces, we hope that surgical societies across the globe can work together to more effectively promote surgery. We hope that you will join
us in this vision!

The specific objectives of the IASSS are to:

  • Create an international hub that serves as a platform for communication between student surgical societies around the world.
  • Encourage the exchange of ideas regarding current and potential societal activities.
  • Create a central hub that provides links to student surgical society facebook sites and websites internationally.
  • Provide opportunities for members to conduct surgical research abroad.
  • Foster a culture of surgical research by giving members a platform to post their own published/unpublished abstracts and papers.
  • Provide opportunities for members to experience surgical electives around the world in different medical settings.
  • Work together to establish new student surgical societies internationally.