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Surgical Taster Camp

Surgical Taster Camp (formerly Surgical Taster Day) is one of the flagship events of SSAHK. Held annually at HKUMed and CUHK campus, thousands of secondary school students have joined this event over the years. As a participant, you will have a taste of the lives of medical students in both medical schools in Hong Kong. In addition, you will have the chance to practice various suturing techniques with esteemed surgeons in small group tutorials.

Open to F.4-6 / Year 11-13 secondary school students.

Highlights

Testimonials

Esther (CUHK MBChB 2027)
Surgical Taster Camp Participant

During the Surgical Taster Camp, I became close friends with my Joba/Joma (group coordinators) who are current medical students from HKU/CUHK. This experience gave me insight into the lives of medical students in Hong Kong; and prepared me for my studies now at CUHK Medicine.

If you are a secondary school student interested in studying medicine, I highly recommend you join this event!

STC Even Details

Sample Timetable & Details

Day 1 @ HKU
Time
Activity
0900-0945
Registration
0945-1045
Ice breaking
1045-1200
Curriculum talk
1200-1330
Lunch
1330-1515
PBL Taster
1515-1700
Clinical skills workshop
1700-1800
Surgeon sharing
1800
Dismissal
Day 2 @ CUHK
Time
Activity
0900-0915
Briefing
0915-1015
Curriculum talk
1015-1100
Trivia quiz
1100-1245
Knot tying & suturing workshop
1245-1400
Lunch
1400-1645
Campus tracing
1645-1745
Surgeon sharing
1745-1800
Debriefing

*details subject to change

Date: 11 - 12 November, 2023 (Saturday - Sunday)
Venue: HKU and CUHK
Time: 9am - 6pm
Fees: HKD $550

Eligibility: HKDSE F4-6 or IB/AL Year 11-13

Applications CLOSED.

Interested students please follow our Instagram page @ssahongkong for the most up to date announcements!

For all enquiries regarding Surgical Taster Camp, please email stc@ssa-hk.org

  • Is there a vaccine requirement for participants?
    Participants must satisfy the latest Vaccine Pass requirement and obtain a "Blue Code" in order to enter HKU/CUHK premises. Please refer to latest updates from the HKSAR government.
  • Is it an overnight camp?
    No, it is not. The Surgical Taster Day spans two days as two day camps at the respective campuses of the two medical schools in Hong Kong. All activities for the day will end in the evening. Participants will not be provided with facilities for overnight stays.
  • Will I get a certificate from the activity?
    Yes. Both participants and helpers will receive an official certificate from SSAHK as proof of their participation.
  • Can I join if I am an undergraduate medical student?
    Unfortunately, you may not join Surgical Taster Camp as a participant. However, you are more than welcome to join the activity as a helper. We will begin recruiting helpers before the activity on Instagram, so please follow us @ssahongkong for the most up to date announcements. Our other activities such as the Careers Night and Suturing Workshops are targeted at medical students.
  • Which payment methods do you accept?
    We accept Payme, FPS and Bank Transfer. Details on payment will be sent to you after your application has been processed.
  • Can I receive a refund if I was unable to attend after payment?
    We generally do not accept refunds. For exceptional circumstances, please email finsec@ssa-hk.org.
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