The IASSS consists of three divisions: a General Assembly which includes the patrons and honorary members of the IASSS, a coordinating elected Executive Committee, and the Chapters representing all the major geographical regions of the world.
In 2017, the IASSS affiliated with the International Society of Surgery/Societe Internationale De Chirurgie (ISS/SIC).
The IASSS has linked with InciSioN--the International Student Surgical Network--a global network of medical students, residents and young doctors advocating education in and performing research in global surgery.
The IASSS has partnered with two international companies to improve the educational resources offered to members.
In addition to driving its core objectives, the IASSS is establishing an elective programme to facilitate students travelling to other countries in order to gain surgical exposure and teaching from different perspectives.
From 2014 to 2017, committee members of the IASSS have managed these tasks in their spare time.
The IASSS has gone from strength to strength since its beginnings in Southern Africa.
With an official IASSS surgical journal, the Journal of Surgical Sciences, established and the next symposium already being planned, the future looks bright for the IASSS and student surgical education.
Medical Student, University of Cape Town, and Treasurer, IASSS and UCT Surgical Society, 2014 email@example.com