The UCT Surgical Society

The UCT Surgical Society is based at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

The UCT Surgical Society is a student-run society affiliated with the Department of Surgery at Groote Schuur Hospital. The society was established in April 2006 by a group of 7 UCT medical students and is now one of the largest UCT societies, with a membership of over 700.

Our social media accounts are:
  • Instagram – @uctsurgsoc
  • Facebook  – UCT Surgical Society
  • Twitter  – @UCTSurgSoc

Activities we host:

Surgical talks delivered by leading academic and private surgeons

Surgical conferences

Surgical skills workshops

Career development initiatives

Community development and social events

Anatomy workshops

Surgical research opportunities

Additional activities and events:

Annual Scrub Run

Global Surgery Webinar Series
Monthly Academic Talks
Annual Top Knife Competition
Yearly fundraisers
Surgical Skills Workshops
Anatomy dissection workshops
Annual Pub quiz
Community development projects
Job shadowing
Research apprenticeships and opportunities
Social media campaigns and competitions

Social events