“It is the surgeon’s duty to tranquillize the temper, to beget cheerfulness, and to impart confidence of recovery.”

 – Sir Astley Paston Cooper

TSSS is a student society focused on the promotion of surgical skills amongst medical students of the University of PretoriaAny medical student currently registered at the university can become a member.

The society aims to provide members with opportunities to advance their surgical education and skills outside the standard curriculum. Workshops and lecture series will assist in developing the necessary skills and knowledge required of an aspiring surgeon.

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01. Advance

Advance the science and art of surgery

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02. Maintain

Maintain the honour and interests of the surgical profession

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03. Opportunities

Provide adequate opportunities for medical students to be exposed to the surgical field

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04. Develop

Promote the development of the skills necessary for advancing the techniques and abilities of surgeons at an undergraduate level

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05. Promote

Promote a high standard of surgical care

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06. Liase

Liaise with other surgical society’s country wide and eventually worldwide to create global exchange opportunities

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07. Mentorship

Establish a mentorship programme between medical students interested in the field of surgery as well as between those students, surgical students and identified, mentoring surgeons willing to teach and mentor

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08. Research

Conduct and partake in research for the advancement of surgery in Africa

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