• Lifetime Membership

    Membership is currently £5 and this lasts for your entire time in Manchester.

  • Lectures & Courses

    Attend Scalpel's award-winning lectures and skills courses.

  • Network

    Get mentored by some of the most eminent surgeons in the country.

  • Conference

    Present your work to an international audience.

Welcome to Scalpel!

Scalpel is an independent surgical society based at the University of Manchester and partner of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. We are one of the largest undergraduate surgical societies in the UK and a leader in providing educational opportunities in surgery for medical students.

  • Scalpel 2015 Committee Applications Now Open!

    We are looking to enthusiastic individuals with time to contribute to a large society. If you think this may be you read on... Role Requirements All roles have the addition of ‘supportive role’ i.e. they must be willing to undertake jobs that do not strictly come under their role. This is particularly true of hospital and phase 1 representatives who have a comparatively smaller role than the others. Vice president Supporting role of president. Must have good management/leadership skills. ...

    Posted at October 30, 2014 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
  • Hurdles in Medicine

    Jade Scott-Blagrove, Year 2/3 Medical Student, intercalating in Neuroscience, Manchester Medical School ‘Hello, my name is Jade Scott-Blagrove and I am a second year medical student from the University of Manchester…’ Every time I say this as part of my introduction to a patient I feel privileged. Facing four rejections at my first attempt was hard, as I received the rejection letters one by one and I became more disheartened. After my ...

    Posted at September 15, 2014 | By : | Categories : SurgicalTALK© | 0 Comment
  • I love Surgery

    Srinivas Chintapatla Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, York Teaching Hospital & Senior Clinical Tutor, Hull York Medical School s.chintapatla@york.nhs.uk I love Surgery... No steer back a bit. Actually, I am still in love with Surgery. It is almost a decade of being a consultant colorectal surgeon and yet time and again I marvel at what Surgery is. Despite the long hours (reducing all the time), the tedious moments of ...

    Posted at June 2, 2014 | By : | Categories : SurgicalTALK© | 0 Comment
  • Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You

    Andrew Kennedy-Dalby, Year Five Medical Student, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust andrew.kennedydalby@doctors.org.uk Adjusting from the pre-clinical curriculum of textbooks and cadavers to the 3rd year environment of cannulas, ward rounds and stethoscopes can be daunting for even the most confident medical student. The opportunities available to us during our clinical years of medical school are a valuable resource that may help us shape our carer choices. For those that aspire to a surgical career, there is no ...

    Posted at April 14, 2014 | By : | Categories : SurgicalTALK© | 0 Comment