Surgical Society

Founded in 2005, ESSS aims to provide extra opportunities for medical students considering a career in surgery.


  • Student Surgical Society Non Student Membership£5.00

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The Edinburgh Student Surgical Society (ESSS) was founded in 2005 to provide extra opportunities, in the field of surgery, to medical students.


We organise regular surgical skills tutorials to facilitate members developing their abilities in surgery. These include beginner and advanced suturing, tendon repair, laparoscopy and plastic surgery. Regardless of career intentions, all graduating doctors need to be able to suture a simple a wound and we offer a forum to develop and improve this key skill.


We also organise and host talks and networking events to educate members on the many facets of surgical careers. These include our annual careers evening and women in surgery evening. Coupled with this, we host a national surgical conference each March, providing students the oportunity to present their surgically relevent research projects, to hear from world renowned surgeons in various fields and partake in workshops to develop surgical skills.


We encourage all our members to take a more active role in surgery and related activities and medical specialties to build their CV and forge a path to a successful future career in surgery.

Academic Tutorials Manager
Juin Low
Conference Convener
Boris Wagner
Junior Vice President
Claudia Chan
Outreach Convener
Jingjing Wang
William Cambridge
Publicity & Website Manager
Beatrice Lofthouse
Isabel Summers
Senior Vice President
Aya Riad
Sponsorship Manager
Gideon Haffenden
Surgical Skills Manager
Violet Borkowska
Laura Clark