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Free entry - booking recommended

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Surgical handheld electric saw, made of grey metal, standing on a white background. The cutting blade is thin and rectangular with a serrated end. The base is a black plastic battery pack. 'System 6' is inscribed on the side.

Battery-operated orthopaedic bone saw, Stryker, 2022

Surgical careers workshops

The Hunterian Museum runs regular surgical careers workshops. Please contact [email protected] or join the mailing list for upcoming dates and how to apply. 

Dates for Cutting Edge Careers events

Dates for the surgical skills events to be announced - join the museums mailing list as a teacher to receive updates


Cutting Edge Career: Surgical skills workshops

Half-day skills workshops are open to all and can take up to 20 students and run from 10.30am-12.30pm or 1pm-3pm

Students will have a surgeon-led tour of the Hunterian Museum focusing on the most up-to-date surgical techniques and technology with the chance to see videos of key surgical operations. They will take part in a practical workshop where surgeons will teach basic suturing skills and surgical knot-tying. The session will give the students an opportunity to speak to medical students and trainee surgeons and find out more about medicine and surgery as a career path and the qualifications they will need to apply to medical school.

Full Day (Widening Participation) Careers workshops

These workshops are run specifically for yr12-13 students as part of the Widening Participation scheme that seeks to encourage students with no family history of Higher Education to continue into Higher Education after school. 10 students from each school can sign up to attend.

In addition to the activities offered in the half-day workshops, students will be given a talk by a surgeon about their career choices, suggestions on creating good university applications, including personal statements and a Q&A with current medical and surgical students about life in medical school and how to survive the medical school interview.

Because of a high demand for places, priority is given to students who fulfil the Widening Participation criteria and to students from low socio-economic groups.

Maximum of 10 students per school.

Full day workshops run from 10.15am-3.30pm.