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Surgical

Students'

Society

 

of
 
Melbourne

 

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Our Society 

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The Surgical Students’ Society of Melbourne (SSSM) is the peak surgical interest group at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Medical School. The SSSM is a not-for-profit organisation run by current Doctor of Medicine candidates that represents over 1,400 students across seven clinical school sites in metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria.

 
 
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 We aim to provide, and maximise access to, high quality surgical education to all students at the Melbourne Medical School, regardless of their clinical site

EDUCATION

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RESEARCH

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The society aims to promote surgical research amongst medical students, to further surgical knowledge and understanding, and to instil an interest in research from the beginning of students’ medical careers

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ADVOCACY

The society strives to advocate for both medical students at the University of Melbourne, by ensuring their surgical interest and educational needs are met, and the wider community on a national and global scale

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If the love of surgery is a proof of a person's being adapted for it, then certainly I am fitted to he a surgeon; for thou can'st hardly conceive what a high degree of enjoyment I am from day to day experiencing in this bloody and butchering department of the healing art.

- Joseph Lister