Surgical Society

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


  • Surgical Society Non Student Membership£5.00
  • Surgical Society Student Membership£5.00
  • Student Surgical Society Non Student Membership£5.00
  • Constitution

    28 Apr 2017

    ESSS constitution as amended on 26th April 2017

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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
Kirun Baweja
Jason Yang
Conference Convener
Andrew Clelland
Katie Lowe
Jason Yang
Junior Vice President
Joanne Kiang
Aya Riad
Outreach Convener
Claudia Chan
Kalina Czyzykowska
Past President
Julian Camilleri-Brennan
Mathew Lyons
Andrew Clelland
Emma Gill
Publicity & Website Manager
Aya Riad
Isabel Summers
Claudia Chan
Katie Lowe
Senior Vice President
Will Cambridge
Jane Foo
Sponsorship Manager
Liza Chong
Teresa Thornton
Surgical Skills Manager
Victoria Collins
Shiv Keni
Will Cambridge
Magdalena Markiewicz