The Curtin Surgical Students’ Association is a student run organisation dedicated to immersing medical students in the field of surgery.

We aim to provide a variety of opportunities in surgical education, networking and exposure, allowing students to understand what comes next in navigating this highly competitive field. This year, the committee is looking forward to bringing in high-caliber surgeons for informative talks and surgical skills workshops.

CSSA’s ultimate goal is to act as a prospective medical student’s gateway to the world of surgery by empowering them with the necessary knowledge and skill sets. This will be achieved by acting as a focal point where like-minded students can unite and move towards their desired pathway in surgery.

From here, CSSA will:

  1. Promote collaboration between students, placing an emphasis on teamwork and mutual exchange of experiences.
  2. Promote surgery as a vocation and lifestyle.
  3. Develop the necessary knowledge and fascination with human anatomy. By empowering students with the necessary clinical knowledge they will be the most prepared to apply what they’ve learnt to clinical scenarios and solve real world problems
  4. Educate students about the pathways into surgery
  5. Provide insight into the lives of surgeons, both inside and outside the clinic. Here students will be given the opportunity to develop their understanding of patient advocacy, clinical judgements, management and leadership, medical ethics, among many other competencies vital to success in surgery.
  6. Begin to develop a student’s surgical skills and professional behaviour. Through surgically-oriented workshops students will be given to opportunity to hone their dexterity and improve their technical skills that will allow them to carry out clinical procedures in the future.
  7. Advocate for social justice and equity in surgery with a vetted interested in gender equality.
  8. Develop the relationships between current and future surgeons.

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