• 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.

  • 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
  • Introducing Scalpel SurgicalTALK©

    Scalpel would like to welcome you to our brand new blog, titled SurgicalTALK. This is a forum for individuals at any stage of their career, from students to consultants, to discuss any topic of interest related to Surgery. Our aim is to involve a wide range of authors and give opportunity to anyone interested in writing about anything Surgery to appear on our website. Topics could be anything from ‘My first surgical attachment’, or ...

    Posted at March 19, 2014 | By : | Categories : Announcements,News | 0 Comment
  • Making Yourself Competitive for Surgical Training

    Surgical training is becoming increasingly competitive. This is largely due to trainees raising the bar each year, along with a greater expectation from employers and the public to train only the best. With the shortening and reorganisation of postgraduate training, although not mandatory, it is certainly advantageous for any prospective surgeon to choose their chosen speciality early. In this way you can focus your preparation and ensure you are competitive when applying for core ...

    Posted at March 19, 2014 | By : | Categories : SurgicalTALK© | 0 Comment
  • Some events of interest

    We have compiled a small list of events due in February and March that might interest all of you surgery-enthusiasts. The Cambridge University Undergraduate Surgical Conference 2014 is fast approaching! The event is scheduled for Saturday 22 February and tickets can still be purchased through their website. The Cutting Edge Society in Leeds has announced their 4th annual national conference for Saturday, 1 March. The event will provide an opportunity to hear talks on neurosurgery, plastics, ...

    Posted at February 17, 2014 | By : | Categories : Announcements,News | 0 Comment