Surgery Interest Group

Surgery Interest Group (SIG) at the University of Toronto is a student-run ratified group that aims to bring surgical exposure into preclerkship medical education in conjunction with surgeons affiliated with the Department of Surgery. SIG hosts various events, including but not limited to: surgery interest nights, hands-on workshops, walkthroughs of surgical procedures, resident panels, and general lectures on surgical topics. Some examples of previous events can be watched online on our Youtube Channel at any time. SIG also works on multiple equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives as part of the larger Department of Surgery equity, diversity and inclusion portfolio to increase outreach of surgery to medical students and the general public outside of just Toronto.

SIG is ratified under the UofT Medical Society and consists of 7 subgroups in tune with the Divisions in the Department of Surgery and the goals of the division. SIG consists of 20+ medical students from the University of Toronto each year and works closely with each division to bridge a connection between medical students and the department.

If you have any questions or are interested in any of our events, please do not hesitate to contact us via our social media (Twitter) or get in touch with our co-directors:

What is Transition Surgery - Dr. Yonah Krakowsky

Fetal Surgery - Dr. Tim Van Mieghem

Transplant Surgery and Engineering Super-Organs - Dr. Shaf Keshavjee

Robotic Surgery - Dr. Andrea Simpson