Surgical Symposium

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Hugh Cairns Surgical Society hold an annual event for 4th, 5th & 6th year Oxford Medical Students and Oxford Deanery Foundation Doctors – the Oxford Surgical Skills Symposium.
This is a whole-day event aimed to provide an insight into different surgical specialties and to allow attendees to learn a range of new surgical skills. Workshops throughout the day provide a chance to practise techniques using models, real animal tissue and simulation, with the opportunity to use some of the latest surgical devices.


This year, the 8th annual Oxford Surgical Skills symposium was held on Saturday 4th December and was a huge success! It featured 6 practical stations:

1. Suturing exercises
2. Cardiothoracic surgery
3. Hernia repair
4. Laparoscopy simulator
5. Bowel anastomosis
6. Management of fractures

**The cost for attending the event is £10 and lunch is also included**
An initial deposit of £50 is required to secure your place, with a refund of £40 given upon attendance of the course (please note that this cost is purely to ensure that everyone who signs up actually goes on to attend the event as places are limited).

The actual total cost for the event is in the region of £20,000, and we are extremely grateful to our sponsors, Medtronic, for enabling this event to occur. Such events usually cost delegates around £500-£800 per person, and many junior doctors attend several such courses per year as they look great for CT/ST job applications, so this really is a fantastic opportunity.

**All delegates will receive a certificate confirming attendance, and prizes will be awarded to those showing exceptional surgical potential**.

Please note, ticket sales have now closed.