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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.