IASSS believes that medical students have the propensity to make meaningful and unique academic contributions to the field of surgery. The IASSS Academy is committed to developing research skills among members, providing academic mentorship to members, conducting our own novel research and nurturing intellectual curiosity.  Join us as we discover the exciting world of academic surgery together!

In addition to supporting in global research collaborations, the IASSS Academy’s current research explores a variety of surgical research areas.

  • Barriers to pursuing a career in surgery: medical students’ perspectives 
  • Webcasts as a novel way to improve access to academic conferences for medical students 

  • The value of webinars in medical education 

  • The use and perceptions regarding the role of social media in medical education at the University of Pretoria