Sassit is the South African Society for Surgeons In Training. It is a body run by trainees, who strive to bring the greater surgical trainee community together through education, research and social activities. We aim to serve as a voice for the surgeon in training. Currently, we mainly serve the general surgery community, but we are expanding to encompass all surgical disciplines.
Sassit is affiliated to ASSA (Association of Surgeons of South Africa), as well as FoSAS (Federation of South African Surgeons), and attend their respective executive council meetings. Through these bodies, we attend the council meetings of the College of Surgeons of South Africa. A seat at these meetings ensures that the trainee has a voice in the engine rooms of the greater surgical community.
Sassit aims to encourage student interest in surgical disciplines and provides them with free membership. We have also extended our reach to our neighbouring countries, bringing together trainees from Southern Africa.