10-year review of Africa’s first student surgical society – UCT Surgical Society

  • H Tariq University of Cape Town
  • D Thomson University of Cape Town
  • D Kahn University of Cape Town

Abstract

The UCT Student Surgical Society is an undergraduate surgical society based at the University of Cape Town (UCT) which aims to promote surgical education amongst medical students early in their medical careers. Founded in 2006, this was Africa’s first student surgical society and has been joined by other medical schools in Africa also establishing their own undergraduate student surgical societies. In this review of the first 10 years of the society, we describe its objectives, its evolution and its international role.

Author Biographies

H Tariq, University of Cape Town

Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town

D Thomson, University of Cape Town
Department of SurgeryFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Cape Town
D Kahn, University of Cape Town
Department of SurgeryFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Cape Town
Published
2017-07-06
How to Cite
Tariq, H., Thomson, D., & Kahn, D. (2017). 10-year review of Africa’s first student surgical society – UCT Surgical Society. South African Journal of Surgery, 55(2), 6-8. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/2438
Section
Surgical Activities