Sir Alexander Ogston

About Ogston:

Ogston Surgical Society is a healthcare student society at the University of Aberdeen, named in honour of Aberdeen medical alumnus and renowned surgeon, Sir Alexander Ogston. 

A student of medicine and surgery at Aberdeen, Ogston had a keen interest in military surgery and in 1882 was appointed Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Aberdeen. A renowned surgeon of his own accord, he is best known for his discovery of Staphylococcus Aureus.

Our society aims to promote surgery as a career to medical students and junior doctors via various events, including interactive workshops, college asscociated courses, conferences and revision evenings. We have a rich belief that surgery is for anyone, irrespective of background, and should not be thought of as a career solely for the elite in society. We welcome everyone to take part in our events and hope to create a grounded and down to earth enthusiasm in surgery!