The Gimbernat Surgical Association Committee has the honor of welcoming you to our page and invite you to discover the story of our association!

Our association was established in 2011 by a group of fourth grade medical students of the bachelor's degree in medicine Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona tutored by our honorary president Professor Manuel Pera.

We are a group of medicine students who eager to learn more about surgery and be inspired by it! 


SCALPEL. II Gimbernat Surgical Symposium 2021

We are very happy to announce that we have recently celebrated the second edition of the Gimbernat Surgical Symposium. After a very difficult year, we have decided to organise this special event for our assocition. 


This year, three different conferences have been held as well as various surgical skills workshops for all the participants of the SCALPEL Symposium. 

You can read more about this activity and even watch two of the lectures in the following link:

Medical Training in the USA: What Would I Have Liked to Know?

This month we have held a talk by Dr. Inés Villarroya-Marquina  about the experience of going abroad and specifically about the important information that you should know if you are interested in going to the USA as a doctor. In this talk she has also explained the reasons and motivations she had to go through this process and how to prepare the “USMLE Exam”. 

International Women's Day #8M

Following the success of the two years ago roundtable in the 8th of March, the International Women's Day, we have held another edition of this event. This year, due to the pandemic situation, we have hosted the occasion virtually. The title of this year's edition was: "Women, Mothers and Medicine, ¿balancing or giving up?" ​​

Publication in ÀGORA - Pompeu Fabra University Magazine

This month, we have had the opportunity to publish in the Pompeu Fabra University Magazine: ÀGORA. We wrote an article in catalan, explaining the activities we do in our association.

New Realities in Times of COVID-19 - Symposium

Last Saturday, some of the association members participated in the Doctor As A Humanist last symposium: New Realities in Times of COVID-19. 

This time, due to the fact that the event has been carried out online, more students could log in to listen to a wide variety of talks related to the currently pandemic and its relationship towards humanism in Medicine.

Erasmus and Clerkships 2021-2022

We have recently held our first online talk in the history of AQG. We have dedicated it to inform 4th year medical students about how to apply for a Clerkship or an Erasmus program in the next year.

The session has been conducted by Núria Casanova, 6th year student and President of the association during the last academic year 2019-2020. 

Asepsis & antisepsis workshop

This month, we have done the asepsis and antisepsis workshop. This activity shapes the first step in order to apply for a minor surgery workshop, a definitely intersting experience in those interested in surgery.

First of all, a short lecture has been given by 4th and 5th year students and then the students have practised with surgical material, including sterile gloves and surgical coats.

Physical examinations workshop

Gimbernat Surgical Society has created a workshop to teach the basics of physical examination to fourth year students. We have had the participation of Dr. Juan Guzmán, from the surgical emergency department of Hospital del Mar, who taught us the most relevant concepts to assess a patient who comes to the emergency department. He explained us the importance of a correct evaluation in head trauma, acute abdomen, thoracic contusions and general wounds, among others.

SCALPEL. I Gimbernat Surgical Symposium 2020

On the past 24th of February we held our first Surgical Symposium for medical students. 

We had the pleasure to listen to the conferences of Dr. Salvador Navarro and Dr. Julio Mayol. 

Also, medical students from all of the catalan faculties could do dinamic workshops. They could learn about management of a politrauma, plastic surgery, cardiac surgery, traumatology, general surgery, oftalmology, basic suture techniques and do a medical escape room.

Moreover, we have created a short videoclip about our first surgical symposium - SCALPEL where you will be able to find a brief review of all the workshops we offered and make a nice thowback.

We hope you enjoy it!



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