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Other Events

The Surgery Interest Group holds many other events throughout the year to help medical students explore their interest in the field of surgery. Have an idea for an event? Email us at

Events include:

  • New Student Opportunities Fair
    Incoming medical students learn about the events and electives that SIG offers.
  • Surgery Meet and Greet
    Faculty and residents from the Department of Surgery meet new medical students over refreshments. 
  • Nuts & Bolts of Surgery
    Dr. Andre Campbell, Surgery Clerkship Director at UCSF, gives an overview of the surgical field and provides practical advice to medical students considering a career in surgery.
  • Research in Surgery
    Researchers in surgery speak about new advancements, techniques, and challenges for the field of surgery. 
  • Surgery Resident Panel
    Residents from various UCSF surgical residency programs share stories about choosing a specialty, applying for the Match, the lifestyle of a resident, and their future career goals.
  • How to Succeed in the Wards
    Dr. Andre Campbell, Surgery Clerkship Director at UCSF, offers tips about how to succeed during the third year surgery rotation.
  • General Surgery Match Panel
    Graduating MS4s matching into General Surgery give advice about how to prepare for the residency application process.
  • Surgery and Government
    Dr. John Maa speaks to medical students about opportunities for surgeons to influence health policy.
  • Accepted Students Weekend
    Accepted medical students learn about the events and electives that SIG offers.
  • Women in Surgery Reception
    Dr. Nancy Ascher, Chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery, hosts a dinner reception at her home for female faculty surgeons, surgical residents, and medical students interested in a surgical career.
  • Basic Laparoscopic Skills Session
    Surgical faculty and residents introduce medical students to the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery with challenging peg transfer and circle cut games.
  • Surgery and Global Health
    Dr. William Schecter, Professor of Clinical Surgery at SFGH, shares his remarkable stories from operating abroad. 
  • End-of-the-Year Reception
    Faculty, residents, and medical students socialize over dinner, celebrating the end of a busy, fun, and educational year with the Surgery Interest Group.
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