Surgical Society


From the President

From learning complex surgical skills to networking with local Canberra surgeons, the ANU Surgical Society strives to bring the world of surgery to students. For me, while I may be biased, this is one of the most exciting societies because it provides what is often the first real hands-on surgical experience for ANU Medical Students.

COVID-19 has put a spanner in the works for the past few years. This year, we are determined to bring you a handful of brilliant events: suturing workshops, the annual Women in Surgery event, a networking evening, and the ‘Golden Humerus’ pub trivia night, to name a few. By the end of the year, you will be a whizz with a scalpel and forceps, have conquered hand ties with both hands, have bested one of Canberra’s orthopaedic surgeons with your anatomy trivia knowledge, and have a solid idea what a career in surgery looks like.

We have an amazing, strong team who will represent your year and let you know when exciting opportunities and surgical conferences around the country are coming up. We will keep you up-to-date with the latest news in the world of surgery and what is happening with other Australian Surgical Societies.

I am very excited for what we have planned this year and we all look forward to seeing you at events.

– Isabel


From the Women in Surgery Officer

Hi! My name’s Bridget and I’m honoured to be ANU’s Women in Surgery Officer for 2022. This year I am dedicated to providing inclusive skill development and relationship building opportunities for anyone interested in getting the most out of their med school experience. 

My time as a medical student and member of the SurgSoc has taught me one overarching lesson: community is empowering. There are so many wonderful people around us – both educators and peers – who are excited to engage, support, mentor and sponsor young women in medicine and as WiS Officer I will strive to facilitate the building of these relationships for others. As an introvert myself I appreciate the difficulties and stresses of traditional ‘networking’. But my first year of medicine was incredibly fulfilling in no small part due to the friends, support and mentors who wanted to see me succeed. I hope to pay this forward!

Surgery is a competitive field but I say: screw toxic competition!! Let’s see a community of women who empower each other instead. Please feel free to reach out if you are seeking support or have any questions – surgical or non-surgical – and I will try to help!


Events in 2022


Suturing Workshop 1

Women in Surgery x Women in Medicine Event


Suturing Workshop 2

Networking + Trivia Night


Suturing Workshop 2


Women in Surgery Event


Suturing Workshop 2

Golden Scalpel Games

Meet the Surgical Society Team

Isabel 2021



Andjela 2022


Vice President

Patrick 2022



Adam Stephanou



Bridget 2022


Women in Surgery Officer

Edwin 2022


Year 1 Representative

Veronique 2021


Year 2 Representative

May 2021


Year 3 Representative

Akash 2022


Year 4 Representative

Surgical Society

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