We are SCRUBS – The University of Bristol’s Surgical Society.

Since it’s creation, SCRUBS has flourished into one of the most sought after medical societies at Bristol University, boasting over 500 members and mailing list subscribers.

SCRUBS has grown over the years in professionalism, size and calibre. From running only suturing workshops, we have now progressed into hosting a variety of events alongside these: these include a national conference held in association with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, an exchange held in partnership with the Cardiff University Surgical Society which attracts some of the surgeon’s top surgical speakers, as well as an annual Surgical Skills Day which provides various practical workshops introducing students to the different surgical specialties. This year, we have an even more ambitious and forward thinking committee.

Over the past few years, we have been kindly supported by firms and organisations such as Wesleyan, Ace Medicine, and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.


As a surgical society, our primary objective is to educate and inspire the next generation of surgeons. Education about surgery and surgical skills coupled with social events and a real emphasis on inclusion, equality and diversity, is how we plan to do this.

Our events are at the core of what SCRUBS does. To see our full list of events, visit the Events page.