UCSF Student Surgery Groups

The Muriel Steele Society - Medical Student Committee

MSS is an inclusive community dedicated to inspiring, supporting, and promoting women surgeons so they can thrive at all stages of their careers. We are comprised of committees spanning numerous areas, work together seamlessly to promote wellness of members, provide mentorship across all levels of training from medical student to junior faculty, and to conduct research on issues that hamper progress towards gender parity and greater diversity in surgery. Our Medical Student Committee plans events for the medical student community to promote women interested in pursuing a career in surgery.

Contact Person: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Twitter (@UCSFMSS) - https://twitter.com/UCSFMSS 

Instagram @murielsteelesociety_ucsf

Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG)

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF sponsors the Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG). Developed for UCSF medical students interested in learning about Orthopaedic Surgery, OSIG helps keep you informed and in contact with the Department. A wide range of resources are available for those medical students seriously interested in Orthopaedics as a career.

Contact Person: [email protected] [email protected]

Urology Interest Group

The Urology Interest Group (UroIG) aims to increase awareness about the field of urology among UCSF medical students. UroIG creates a community of individuals with a shared interest in urology, providing exposure to the field as well as opportunities to connect with faculty and resdients. The group has a close relationship with UCSF Urology and organizes various events throughout the year. 

Contact persons: [email protected]  [email protected]  [email protected]

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Plastic Surgery Interest Group

Mission: The Plastic Surgery Interest Group at the University of California - San Francisco is a student-led organization that hopes to provide a comprehensive look at the expansive field of plastic surgery and demystify the profession through a variety of hands-on clinical activities and educational experiences. Through a multitude of academic opportunities and extensive interaction with head plastic surgery faculty, we hope to give medical students broader context when ultimately deciding their future medical specialty.

Contact Person: [email protected], [email protected][email protected]

Anesthesiology Interest Group

 Developed for UCSF medical students interested in learning about the specialty of anesthesia, the AIG helps keep you informed and in contact with the Department. A wide range of resources and activities including a lunchtime elective (talk series), shadowing, airway management workshops, research opportunities, and career advising are designed for those seriously considering anesthesia as a career as well as those just curious about the specialty.

Organization Contact: Niti Pawar, [email protected] , Joshua Asiaban, [email protected] , Hannah Kang, [email protected]


We are the UCSF chapter of the Global Surgery Student Alliance (GSSA), which is a national student-run global surgery working group for the United States in affiliation with the International Student Surgical Network (InciSioN).​Our mission is to educate, inspire, and unite students through engagement and mentorship in global surgery, including anesthesia, OBGYN, and other related fields. One of the main goals of our organization is to serve as a bridge to faculty and residents working in the field of global surgery at UCSF and other institutions nationally and internationally. To that end, we are part of the Center for Global Surgery and Health Equity at UCSF, working as medical student representatives. 

Contact: [email protected]


Surgical Near Peer Teachers and Mentors

Since 2018 students have officially started working with the Department of Surgery education leaders to develop a curriculum to support medical students with their preparation for the surgery clerkship and beyond! This working group has multiple ongoing projects housed under the department of surgery and SOM.

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