The British Undergraduate Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The British Undergraduate Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BUSOG) is the first national society dedicated to obstetrics and gynaecology for medical students in the UK. We are affiliated to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. It was founded in 2012 by Lamis Latif and co-founded by Hasan Naveed with help and support from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
BUSOG was established in 2012 to serve as a national organisation for medical students and junior doctors considering a future in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.
The logo was designed by founder Lamis Latif, using the RCOG logo as inspiration as well as student feedback in order to create a traditional design with a modern twist that encompasses both aspects of BUSOG being linked to the Royal College, as well as being a society for undergraduate students on a national scale.
The logo can be interpreted as follows – Aesculapius is the classical God of healing, medicine and health. His emblem is a staff around which is a serpent is coiled. The staff/ serpent is a very ancient symbol of healing. The Serpent in this case is coiled around the crux ansata. This is the symbol of life, the giving of life, etc. The crown represents royalty and that BUSOG is in association with the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The crown has a green leaf design embedded in it. Green is the colour of Spring, the season of gestation in Nature. The acorns in the crown reflect the latin phrase and motto of BUSOG: ‘planting seeds of the future’.