Advisor: Dr. Tracey Dechert, Tracey.Dechert@bmc.org
The Surgical Society was established to foster interest in general surgery and the surgical sub-specialties among medical students at Boston University. Our goal is to introduce students to the field of surgery and to prepare them for third-year surgical clerkships, regardless of their future specialty choice. We host a series of morning seminars given by faculty members representing different surgical specialties at Boston Medical Center. Topics covered include residency placement, research interests, and case presentations. Each semester we organize suture workshops where first and second year students can learn the fundamentals of wound closure and basic suturing techniques. We also host a lunchtime panel with residents from general surgery and other surgical specialties. All students are welcome to attend the breakfast seminars and workshops.