Welcome to

Dutch Surgical Society for Medical Students (DSSMS)

Dutch Surgical Society for Medical Students (DSSMS) was founded to facilitate extra-curricular surgically-oriented education, to stimulate surgical research, and to encourage other initiatives in all surgical and related specialties.

01. Student & specialist

DSSMS aims to connect medical students and specialties via a variety of (educational) activities.

03. Uniformity

The creation of uniformity via a similar educational program in all regional DSSMS-departments.

02. Evidence-based Surgery

The interpretation of and active participation in medical and surgical research.

04. Inspiration

To provide enthusiastic medical students with broadening and deepening of their knowledge of surgery.

our facts

Events a year
Master's students
Bachelor's students
Master Academy events


Get inspired by our masterclasses, during which specialists from various fields will guide you through the fascinating world of surgery. 


Our workshops enable you, the surgically-oriented medical students, to practice your hands-on surgical skills. Train your dexterity via a.o., suturing, knot-tying, and laparoscopy workshops to get your surgical skills to the next level!


During our symposia, students with a special interest for surgical specialties gather from all all across the Netherlands. Both national and international speakers are given a platform to educate the next generation via cutting-edge masterclasses and workshops.

Our sponsors

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