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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

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LEUSINK, Astrid  and  HOFFMAN, Ross. The Surgical Society of the University of Cape Town: a society on the cutting edge. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2012, vol.102, n.6, pp. 436-437. ISSN 0256-9574.

The Surgical Society of the University of Cape Town is a student-run society established in 2006 and is affiliated with the Department of Surgery. The aims of the society are to supplement undergraduate training, to promote medical and surgical research, and to motivate students to pursue a career in surgery. Regular monthly lectures and surgical skills courses are offered, as well as weekly anatomy workshops. A recently launched Surgery Shadow Programme enables students to interact with practising surgeons in theatre, thereby gaining insight into the advantages and challenges involved in a future career in surgery

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