Established in 2012 by two fourth year students (Benjamin Smeeton and Benjamin Norton), Exeter Surgical Society is an academic society that aims to bring extra surgical teaching and experience to students of all years. Whether you’re a budding surgeon or just keen for extra teaching, our society has something for you! We currently have over 200 members and represent one of the largest academic societies at the University of Exeter!

This term alone, ExeSS has provided over 20 lectures and micro-teaches, covering topics ranging from chronic opthalmic conditions to the anatomy of the cerebral circulation! We have a driven and enthusiastic committee with a proven track record, and extensive experience of society operations. Our society is also backed by a number of leading clinicians and surgeons at the Royal Devon & Exeter hospital and surrounding deaneries.

As an undergraduate surgical society, the Exeter Surgical Society has five key aims:

  • To organise and coordinate extra curricular events that showcase surgery.
  • To supplement the curriculum in the areas such as clinical anatomy, physiology and the basic sciences.
  • To excite and enthuse students with regards to a career in surgery.
  • To provide students with easy access to relevant careers information and advice.
  • To participate in fundraising; working closely with charities based in the South West.