The inaugural Australasian Golden Scalpel Games® – Australasian Students’ Surgical Association (ASSA) Edition is an educational team-based competition which showcases the skills of aspiring young surgeons from medical schools across Australia and New Zealand.

There are complex logistics involved in running the Australasian Golden Scalpel Games® – ASSA Edition and without our fantastic volunteers, who will spend the day judging, timekeeping, scoring, re-stocking stations and cleaning equipment, this day would not be possible.  Special thanks must go to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the HETI Clinical Surgical Training Council – Trainee Subcommittee for their dedication and support, without which this day would not be possible.

The Australasian Golden Scalpel Games – ASSA Edition has the full support of the HETI Clinical Surgical Training Council (CSTC), the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the Australasian Students’ Surgical Association who are working together to deliver this important education and training event.

The Australasian Golden Scalpel Games are held at the Australasian Students’ Surgical Conference (ASSC) each year.