Aberdeen Ogston Surgical Society

Nigel Y B Ng (
Welcome to The Ogston Surgical Society!

The Ogston Surgical Society was created by Aberdeen medical students in 2002 and was named after the renowned surgeon Sir Alexander Ogston. The Society has a largely academic background and is aimed at providing additional surgical experience to undergraduate medical students and junior doctors. We work in partnership with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to provide education events in Aberdeen. Our events include surgical speciality talks by consultant surgeons, a wide array of different surgical skills workshops such a suturing, gowning and gloving, knot tying, laparascopy, cilnical surgical cases and much more. Please like our facebook page “Ogston Surgical Society” and visit our website to keep up with our upcoming events !


Aberdeen Uni Wilderness Medical Society (AUWMS)

Stacy Weir (

WMS takes you outdoors, to experience the Scottish countryside in all its glory, rain or shine! In addition to outdoor activities we hold skills sessions, lecture nights and attend national conferences. Wilderness medicine encompasses mountain-top, deepest jungle and urban roadside; basically anywhere you don’t have immediate access to medical facilities. We have an interest in all aspects of pre-hospital and emergency care. Medicine in the wilderness is a totally different experience that requires far more outdoor skill and less medical knowledge. Our society is open to everyone with an interest. You could gain the knowledge to make a difference!


AU Medical Education Society

Emma Dorothy Mills (
MedEd aims to offer medical students the opportunity to teach students in lower years, thus compounding their own knowledge whilst at the same time gaining a strong foundation in the basic principles of teaching and learning.


Ogston Surgical Society

Martin Van (
The Ogston Surgical Society operates in University of Aberdeen and was created by Aberdeen medical students in 2002 and named after the renowned surgeon Sir Alexander Ogston. The main aim of the Ogston Surgical Society is to promote surgery as a career to undergraduate medical students. We also aim to give students experience and training in some of the practical skills required for surgery that they would not otherwise learn in their undergraduate curriculum. Our events include surgical speciality talks by consultant surgeons, a wide array of different surgical skills workshops such a suturing, gowning and gloving, knot tying, laparascopy, cilnical surgical cases and much more. Twice a year we host the RCSEd Future Surgeon’s Key skills course and this year we are holding our inaugural Surgical Undergraduate Conference. Changes in surgical training mean that students are expected to specialise at an earlier stage. The society offers an insight into the different specialties in order to enable students to make informed decisions concerning their professional careers.

Barts and the London Ophthalmology Society

Sara Leddy (
BL ophthalmology society was started in October 2011, with the aim of providing students with an interest in ophthalmology, exposure to this competitive medical and surgical speciality. In addition to helping to organise placements with organisations such as Unite for Sight and the Himalayan Cataract Project, we plan to host presentations by several junior and consultant ophthalmologists on career pathways in ophthalmology, operating in developing countries and neuro-ophthalmology. We also hope to help preclinical students to organise ophthalmology SSCs especially those planning to volunteer during the summer, as well as organising extra teaching by doctors from the London Vision Clinic. We plan to attend a practical skills teaching session for undergraduates interested in Ophthalmology hosted by UCL and Moorfields Eye hospital, as well as organising our own practical skills sessions for students at Barts.


Barts & The London Surgical Society

Charmilie Chandrakumar (
We aim to educate students about Surgery and the Surgical Specialties and provide members with CV strengthening opportunities.

We regularly run:

– Surgical skills courses

– Talks from eminent surgeons

– Careers evenings

- Conferences

- Teaching sessions

- Competitions

So whether you wish to establish your surgical foundations, learn a little more about this fulfilling career or just make friends, BL Surgical Society is here to help!

Barts Sexpression

Stephanie Hanson (
Barts Sexpression is a society dedicated to empowering young people to make informed and autonomous decisions regarding sex and relationships. We do this by providing interactive and fun sex and relationships education to young people in our local communities. These sessions are delivered by student volunteers who are trained to teach about positive relationships & self-esteem; sexually transmitted infections; contraception; and puberty.

We also aim to promote awareness about sexual health to our fellow Barts and Queen Mary students through engaging talks and the distribution of information and resources that are essential to positive sexual health.



Harry White (

CLASS is dedicated to helping students to learn and practise

the clinical skills. The society has 5 main aims:

– To familiarise new Barts students with the format of Barts OSCE examinations.
– To provide assistance in learning the clinical examinations by having one-to-one teaching from senior clinical students and doctors.
– By running mock OSCE weekends which try and emulate what is seen in the end of year examinations for Years 1, 2, 3 and 4.
– To provide lecture materials behind the reasoning of certain parts of each examination.
– To provide a chance for those clinical students the opportunity to become teachers, to help the younger years and enhance their own learning.

Making yourself competent in clinical skills won’t just help you do well in your exams, but it will serve you well on the path to becoming a doctor and your career thereafter! CLASS is here to help!


St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals Football Club

Dave Vedage (

SBLHFC have 5 teams and are the biggest sports club at Barts and The London Students Association. Our teams compete in the ULU (University of London Union), BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) as well UH (United Hospitals) competitions. Matches take place on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. In addition to this, we have socials and tours that take place throughout the year.


Student Assisted Medical and Dental Applications (SAMDA)

Aleesha Jethwa and Sean Zhou (
We are a student led society that works with a large number of state schools in East London, to encourage and support students applying to medicine or dentistry. Our annual activities include:

-Mentor scheme
-Mock interviews
-Medical skills workshops
-Evening with guest speakers

It is extremely rewarding in helping school students to succeed in their dreams of becoming a medical or dental student.

Birmingham University Medical Society (MedSoc)

Elliot Yates (
MedSoc is the combined society for Medical students, BMedScis, Dentists, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Dental Hygienists and Biomaterials students at the University of Birmingham. As the biggest organisation in the University (with 2500+ members) we are charged with the task of providing an outstanding, sociable, democratic and enjoyable experience, ensuring our members never forget their time with us!


Paediatrics Obstetrics Neonatology and gynaecology Society

Francesca Moore (
This society is part of the University of Birmingham Medical Society. We are an academic society looking to introduce students to and give students experience in the specialities of Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Neonatology and Gynaecology.


University of Birmingham Friends of MSF

Nikola Fowler (
Birmingham friends of MSF is a charity run within our medical school aimed at raising awareness and funds for the wonderful work Medecins Sans Fronteires carries out. We work in conjunction with the nationwide Friends of MSF campaign.
We hold talks by previous MSF volunteers, discussions on current health care issues and fundraising activities such as bake sales, pub quizzes and bucket shakes.


University of Birmingham Medical Society

Aruna Ekanayaka (
Birmingham MedSoc is the society for students studying Medicine, Medical Science, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Dental Hygiene and Biomaterial Science at the University Of Birmingham. MedSoc is run by students, and acts independently from the University’s Guild Of Students but liaise with them.

There are a wide variety of sports/charities and other societies that are set up under MedSoc to help students carry out activities outside of their studies, and are all open to students regardless of their abilities.

MedSoc also provide a number of social events throughout the year, as well as Freshers Week events and MedBall that takes place every February for over a thousand students.

We also provide support academically, with academic events such as Student Grand Rounds and revision sessions, and by electing year representatives who can gain feedback and issues from their year and feed them back to the Curriculum And Welfare sub-committee (CAWC) who are able to provide this feedback to the academic staff.


University of Birmingham Surgical Society (SurgSoc)

Piyush Sarmah (
The University of Birmingham Surgical Society (SurgSoc) is a student-led organisation and since its inception in 2002 it has strived to achieve the following aims:

1. Promote an interest in Surgery and inspire surgeons of the future
2. Provide medical students with an insight into surgical careers and inform members on how to make themselves more competitive for a surgical career
3. Provide a link between the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Birmingham medical students (Medical Student Liaison Committee)
4. Develop links with surgeons and surgical societies across the United Kingdom
5. Supplement the current Anatomy & clinical skills curriculum at Birmingham Medical School
6. Provide social events for our members
7. Fundraise for charity

These aims are achieved via many events which include an Anatomy lecture series, OSCE Surgical Examinations Workshops, Surgical Skills sessions, a National Surgical Careers Evening, an annual trip to the Royal College of Surgeons of England and inviting renowned surgeons as guest speakers.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School Surgical Society

Joseph Michael Norris (
Brighton and Sussex Medical School Surgical Society is a student lead society that provides supplementary surgical teaching to students interested in a career in this field. The Society organises regular talks by surgical experts, small group anatomy and practical surgical skills sessions.


BSMS Academic Society

David McGowan (
The Academic and Research Society of Brighton and Sussex Medical School. We aim to improve the links between our Medical School and the Hospitals and Universities in the region. We are currently setting up the society and website and will update a.s.a.p.


BSMS Cardiology Society

Matthew Hammond-Haley (
BSMS Cardiology Society is a student-led society which aims to provide students with the resources to develop and enrich interests in cardiology.

Bristol Cardio Society

Georgia Connolly (
Bristol CardioSoc is a free society for all medical students interested in cardiac areas. Through regular events such as meet the experts, mock osce’s, guest lectures’ and speakers, Bristol CardioSoc aims to inspire medical students and widen their opportunities to participate in cardiovascular medicine.


Bristol Medics Basketball (Galenicals Basketball)

James Dalgleish (
The Bristol Medics Basketball team comprises of medical students from all years of study within Bristol Medical School as well as those intercalating in other subjects. We meet twice each week of term time: every Sunday for training and every Saturday to compete in the inter-mural league; as well as holding regular socials for the team so they can get to know each other off the court as well as on it. Medics Basketball provides a perfect bridge between academia, sport and the social side of medicine and it allows students from different years to interact and support and advise one another. This is of particular use to the lower years when deciding on academic options such as whether to intercalate and in which subject. Bristol Medics Basketball also competes with other nearby medical schools throughout the year through a series of friendly games and tournaments, as well as medical students from the French medical school at Nantes. This provides medical students with the opportunity to meet medics from other universities and share experiences and make contacts that may be of benefit in their future careers as doctors as well as medical students. In order to hold our weekly practice at the sports hall, afford travel to other medical schools and keep running as a viable society, we rely on sponsorship and financial support from the players: which we want to reduce as much as possible so that basketball is accessible to all medical students, regardless of their financial situation. As a result, any sponsorship we receive is invaluable in promoting expansion and development of the club and encouraging medical students from different years, medical schools and backgrounds to interact and come together through the medium of sport for the benefit of their future career, fitness and social development.


Bristol University Medical Society – The Galenicals

Chinedu Umeh (
Medical students society providing sports, music, welfare and funding for new subspeciality societies.


Bristol University Psychiatry Society

Sammy Batt-Rawden (
The Bristol University Psychiatry Society (“BUPS”) is a relatively new enterprise. Founded by a small group of Psychiatry enthusiasts in January 2010 the society has flourished with the backing of Bristol’s Academic Unit of Psychiatry. Broadly our aims are:

1.To give students the opportunity to learn more about and become more involved in the fascinating world of Psychiatry, Psychology and Mental Health
2.To encourage medical students to consider a careers in Psychiatry
3.To campaign for improvements in the provision of student welfare that is currently offered by the university
4.To promote mental health awareness
5.To provide students with the opportunity to get involved in volunteering and campaigning in mental health

In just a year we have added nearly 200 members to our mailing list, and have another 100 on our facebook group. In addition we have held some very successful events this academic year including a Psychiatry careers evening which took the form of speed dating and a revision session for year 3 students on their Psychiatry placement which was attended by over 40 students. Most recently we hosted Professor Nutt who delivered an engaging and witty talk about drug policy to over 200 staff and students across many departments at Bristol University.

We have many plans for the coming months. In January we hope to hold a university wide campaign to promote awareness of mental health problems in the military and to raise money for the Combat Stress Appeal. We also hope to host Steve Peters, the internationally renouned Psychiatrist to the British Olympic Cycling Team, and Max Pemberton, author of Trust Me: I’m a Junior Doctor.


Galenicals Music Society

Claire Fischer (
The Galenicals Music Society, founded in 2005, is run by a dedicated committee of Students spanning first to final year of Bristol Medical School. We’re affiliated with Galenicals, the Bristol Medical Students Society, who provide the majority of our funding. We hold concerts, raise money for medical charities, negotiate discounts for musicals as well as holding weekly rehearsals for the five different music groups, and are composed (excuse the pun) entirely of Medical Students.


Medsin Bristol

Medsin Bristol (
Medsin is a network of students with an interest in health, with branches at universities across the UK. Medsin’s Activities aim to promote health as well as to act upon and educate students about health inequalities in our local and global communities. Medsin gives students the opportunity to fight the huge injustices in healthcare in the world today. Because we are part of a national charity we get involved in national campaigning, speaker events and are passionate about activism locally and globally on this issue.



SCRUBS (Bristol)

Howard Chu (

Scrubs is Bristol’s Surgical Society, over the year this society has grown both in its comittee and the high quality events we now hold. Events includes our Bristol-Cardiff exchange, our National Conference for aspiring surgeons with RCSed and our numerous suturing workshops. We have developed a surgical society that offers the chance to further their surgical skills and network with working surgeons.

Cambridge Clinical Student Society

Naomi Deakin (
CCSS represents all cambridge clinical students and oversees student sports, welfare, entertainment, graduation and christmas balls and most other issues the student body has.


Cambridge Medicine Journal

Cini Bhanu (
Our society runs the official journal for the Cambridge Clinical School. It is online journal, representing the work of medical students & is completely student run at


Cambridge Plastic Surgery Society

Li Wu (
The Society’s aims is to promote Plastic Surgery as a surgical specialty, as well as provide opportunities for all students to engage in artistic activities relating to medicine and anatomy. In particular we aim to provide opportunities for students to acquire a better understanding of what plastic surgery entails, to inform and advise about careers and training, to facilitate educational opportunities and the acquisition of practical experience in plastic surgery, to enable medical students to express themselves artistically and to promote external opportunities in plastic surgery. In addition, the society will host lectures, provide opportunities to meet specialists in the field, build a website to increase accessibility and exposure, compile a database of medical electives in plastic surgery, provide access to educational and research opportunities in plastic surgery, host art classes, including sculpture classes and life drawing classes.


Cambridge University Clinical Students Society

Philip Xiu (
The official elected society representing 450 clinical students from Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine.


Cambridge University Global Health

Sarah Appleton (
CUGH is a society run by clinical students to promote interest in global public health and infectious diseases, provide a platform for informal discussion and develop skills for use abroad.


Cambridge University Medical Society

Maral Rouhani (
Dating from 1780, Cambridge MedSoc serves the interests of over 800 preclinical medics by providing regular talks, book fairs, a termly magazine, an Annual Ball and culminating in the Annual Garden Party


Cambridge University Surgical Society

Laura Wharton (
We aim to provide Cambridge medical students with the means and encouragement to explore the surgical specialties with a view to becoming the surgeons of the future. In order to help achieve this we have a varied program of events throughout the year ranging from lectures to workshops and a full-time, student transplant surgery rota.


Fitzwilliam College Medical Society

Reza Khorasanee (
The Fitzwilliam College Medical Society represents both medical and veterinary students at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. The society aims to extend both the social and academic opportunities available to both clinical and pre-clinical students, at the college. Throughout the year, the society arranges a number of social events, ranging from currys, to the end of year barbeque. Academically, termly talks are organised with both academics and clinicians being invited in the past.


Gonville and Caius Medical Society

Rachel Kuo (
A society supporting medical students from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, through a mixture of social and educational events. The society also provides advice throughout key stages of the undergraduate course, including summer projects. Additionally, anatomical models are occasionally bought.


Hugh Cairns Surgical Society

Christian Camm (
Hugh Cairns Surgical Society is in the business of promoting anything and everything surgical. Run by clinical students at Oxford Medical School this society caters both for medical students and surgical trainees within the Oxfordshire deanery. With large numbers of speaker events and surgical skills sessions a primary focus of HCSS is to take away some of the mystique surrounding surgery. This allows those with an interest in pursuing a career in surgery the opportunity to get a better understanding of the world they may be entering. Another aim of the society is to bridge the gap between students and those already on the training pathway. With many events targeted at both groups, cross-attendance is high leading to good communication and interaction between everyone involved. Along with the training aims of HCSS, we also have the goal of funding an elective student from the developing world to study in oxford to extend their surgical skills and knowledge. This is achieved through fundraising and the development of the Hugh Cairns Foundation.


Medic to Medic: Cambridge

Katy Hickman (
In developing countries, millions of people die unnecessarily because of a lack of good health care. Medic to Medic aims to increase the number of doctors in a country by sponsoring and supporting medical students there. A teaching programme has been set up to give UK medical students the chance to help Malawian students, in their summer vacation. Medic to Medic also organises fundraising events to financially support the students. In addition to the Cambridge branch, Medic to Medic is also based at Imperial College and UEA.

Cardiff Marrow

Selen Dogan (

Cardiff Marrow is a student volunteering group which recruits young people to Anthony Nolan’s bone marrow donor register, and fundraises for charity. Anthony Nolan then uses its register to match potential bone marrow donors to blood cancer patients in need of a bone marrow transplant. We train student volunteers to work at registry sessions where they inform the public about the procedures involved in peripheral blood stem cell and bone marrow donation. They then undertake one-on-one counselling sessions answering any questions individuals have before taking a saliva sample and completing the application procedure.


Cardiff Meducation

Thomas Lemon (

The Cardiff branch of the Meducation website – involved in peer teaching through resource sharing online and activities on campus.

Dundee Emergency and Critical Care Society

Lydia Robb (
DECCS is a society ran by students in Dundee Medical school aiming to better equip students with emergency and first aid situations. We aim to have many fun and educational events to improve student knowledge and practical skills in acute care, anaesthetics and emergency medicine. Last year we had a student ran conference called the ‘ER Weekend’ were we had special interest lectures and practical stations, an ABCDE night, a lecture series, ran a first aid course with St Andrew’s Ambulance and also a pub quiz. This year we intend to hold similar events and more!


Dundee Orthopaedic Society

Nic Cotton (
– Run events throughout the year relating to orthopaedics such as lecture evenings and dry bone workshops
– provide additional learning and teaching to supplement the medical curriculum
– provide information on electives relating to orthopaedics
– have a list of orthopaedic contacts for members to access in relation to sscs/4th year projects/research/audits/general experience
– offer information on how to become more involved in the orthopaedic world
– supply information on upcoming events out with Dundee such as conferences and essay competitions.


Dundee University Medical Education Society

Kirsty Sneddon (
Dundee University Medical Education Society (DUMES) is led by current medical students and aims to increase awareness of medical education and academic medicine at undergraduate level. We aim to provide opportunities for students to become involved in education, gain experience and improve skills needed for training medical students.


Dundee University Medical School Psychiatry Society

Eilidh G M Gunn (
Dundee University Medical School Psychiatry Society has been operational since 2008. It is completely student run but with support from both University affiliated and NHS Tayside Psychiatrists. Our aim is primarily to generate interest in this sometimes overlooked speciality and also to make students aware of how clinically relevant a basic knowledge of psychiatric illness across all specialities. We aim to achieve this session by running joint events with other student led societies. We run annual revision sessions and OSCE practices and our connected to the Royal College of Psychiatrists with our society being represented on a Socttish Level at the quarterly meetings in Edinburgh. We are also in the process of establishing a link with a budding psychiatry society in Malawi and making more SSCs and elective opportunities in Psychiatry accessible at UoD.


Dundee University Psychiatry Society

Fiona Martin (
We are a society that was founded a couple of years ago who organise and run psychiatry related events. We have approximately 30 members, with 8 people in our committee. Recent events which we have held are, psychiatry film nights, psychiatry OSCE practice, psychiatry careers events, psychotherapy workshops, debates about controversial issues in psychiatry, addictions events and social events.


Dundee University Surgical Society (DUSS)

Alan Geddes (
DUSS is a student-run society for all medical students but particularly for those with an interest in surgery. We aim to provide not only an insight into surgical practice but also teach practical skills. DUSS runs regular suturing workshops and specialist lectures as well as an annual career’s fayre and “Life of a surgeon” evening. For the past two years, DUSS has also hosted weekend conferences for about 120 students. We work in conjunction with many of the surgeons within the teaching hospital therefore adding to overall student education.



Caitlin Whittaker (
GPSoc is one of the most active and well supported societies within Dundee University Medical School. We offer a huge range of events from careers information nights, GPs with specialist interest talks to communication skill revision nights before exams. We are always keen to involve new members and spark interest in a future career as a GP.


HeartStart DUMS

Emma Prati (
HeartStart DUMS works in coordination with the British Heart Foundation to teach basic first aid and resuscitation skills to fellow students and the general public in the community setting across Tayside. We have built strong links with both Primary and Secondary schools across the region and regularly hold awareness days in schools.


Medsin Dundee

Josh Coats (
Medsin is a network of students with an interest in health, with Branches at universities across the UK. Medsin’s Activities aim to promote health as well as to act upon and educate students about health inequalities in our local and global communities.
Medsin’s Vision
“A fair and just world, in which equity in health is a reality for all”
Medsin’s Mission
“To create a network of students, empowered to effect tangible social and political change in health on a local, national and global level through education, advocacy and community action.”


One Water Dundee

John-Bruce Fyfe (

Society summary
One Water is a charity group that promotes and distributes the products of the One Foundation. The One Water product, a bottled water, is sold around the city and supplied by our society. The One Foundation donates 100% of profits from One Water products to building play pumps (unique water pumps) in sub-Tanzanian Africa. The Society, founded in 2011 and originally a branch of MEDSIN, comprises of Medical students and a few business students as consults.


Student Medical Research Society Dundee

Katie Linden (
We are a medical student society catering for students interested in research and academia. We run a monthly journal club and provide speakers of interest at selected meetings. Throughout the academic year we hold several student research conferences offering some students a platform to present their work and others the opportunity to hear what their peers are doing.


University of Dundee Medical Research Society

Rachel Dickinson (
The Medical-Chirurgical (MedChir) Society of Glasgow University aim to provide academic and social opportunities for the entire Medical School. Every year we hold events ranging from Pub Quiz nights, to our annual ball, to our hugely successful Beer and Curry Neuro Skills Evening. We hope to provide students with a means to interact together, with older students and with members of staff/doctors. We also try to help students with the course as much as possible by organising revision nights such as practice OSCEs.


Prasad Velu (
ATRIUM was established in 2008 by a group of undergraduate medical students at the University of Edinburgh interested in Academic Medicine and promoting this training pathway.

The aims of ATRIUM include:
1. Encourage the personal and professional development of medical students interested in academic medicine by providing interactive educational events aimed at developing skills which are relevant to academic medicine.
2. Provide information and support to medical students who are applying for early post-graduate training in academic medicine by making information about Academic Foundation Programmes available on our website and by holding an information evening about careers in academic medicine. We will also be involving junior medical students where important decisions, such as intercalated degree, may influence their interest in academic medicine.
3. Raise awareness of academic medicine and the opportunities available to those who would not otherwise consider this career pathway by providing regular events that emphasise the relevance of research to clinical practice. These events will be advertised to the entire medical student community at the University of Edinburgh and are open to all such students.
4. Encourage collaboration amongst medical students interested in academic medicine through educational events which involve small-group collaborative activities.

These aims are acheived by the organisation of Interactive Workshops, Journal Clubs and an annual National Undergraduate Conference. All activities are free and open to all medicals students, regardless of their level and institution of learning.


Edinburgh Student Surgical Society

Noel Sharkey (
The Edinburgh Student Surgical Society is an undergraduate-run organisation that offers medical students additional education, experience and opportunities in all aspects of surgery. We hold regular lectures, workshops and clinical skills teaching and one of the highlights of our year is the National Trauma Conference. This year the conference will be held on the 16th March 2013. We hold many tutorials over the course of the academic year. These include revision tutorials for year 3 and year 4 as well as suturing tutorials for all members of the society. This year we launched our first tutorial for final year undergraduates. We have an active website, which includes our newsletter, a gallery, competitions and details of our sponsorship. We also have a page dedicated to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, who provide us with invaluable support. In addition, we are developing our alumni connections for careers advice and teaching opportunities.


Edinburgh University Neurological Society

Charlotte Squires (
We are a group of student with a special interest in all things neurological, and over our first year of running have organised a host of specialist lectures, journal clubs, and seminars across a wide range of subject, from neuropathology, to sleep medicine, and neurosurgery. We aim to have a mixture of clinically based, and more research focussed sessions and have drawn decent audiences to our talks from both within the medical school, and other areas of the university. We have worked in conjunction with Edinburgh Neuroscience and Inspace to have showings of neuroscience themed films, which are open to the public.


Edinburgh University Patient Outreach Project

Charlotte Squires (
We primarily act as a student branch of NHS voluntary services, providing volunteer visitors to patients on long-stay medicine of the elderly wards, whom for a range of reasons, recieve few visitors of their own. We are currently active at three wards in three different hospitals and hoping to start a new base at a fourth hospital in September. In addition to this, we fundraise for items not provided on the NHS for our units, such as pressure-mattresses, adapted mugs, plates and cutlery, and personal radios. We have an additional project running at the moment, which is sourcing a patient library for one hospital with particularly poor resources, and this will include a range of fiction and non-fiction books and audio items, with a large selection of large print. We also provide volunteer helpers at dance classes ran by Edinburgh Parkinsons Disease Society, and assistance at fundraising events ran by one of the hospital fundraising committees. Although we have a clear medical focus, we also encourage non-medical students to get involved, and in particular aim to provide good hospital experiences and support for students hoping to apply for post graduate Medical courses.

Exeter Medical Society (Part of Peninsula Medical School)

Hannah Bowell (
Exeter Med Soc provides a wide range of activities and events for all five years of Peninsula medical school students based at the Exeter Campus. As well as supporting sports teams, throwing numerous socials, hosting a winter ball and trips to local cultural events. We are hoping this year to have a greater academic reach and involve students from older years running small workshops. A number of events thrown are in order to raise money for charity with our main cause being Shelo Orphanage this year, as well as a number of other local projects.


Exeter Surgical Society

Abdul Gomaa (
Established in 2012, Exeter Surgical Society is an academic society that aims to bring extra surgical teaching and experience to students of all years. Whether you’re a budding surgeon or just keen for extra teaching, our society has something for you! We currently have over 200 members and represent one of the largest academic societies at the University of Exeter! This year alone, ExeSS has provided over 80 lectures and micro-teaches, covering topics ranging from chronic ophthalmic conditions to the anatomy of the cerebral  circulation! We have a driven and enthusiastic committee with a proven track record, and extensive experience of society operations. Our society is also backed by a number of leading clinicians and surgeons at the Royal Devon & Exeter hospital and surrounding deaneries.

Alpha-2016 Year Group Glasgow

David Rodger (

Society summary
We are the official year society for the 2016 graduating year-group. Our responsibility is to raise money throughout our time at Glasgow to fund our own graduation ball. We put on a range of fundraising events throughout the year, from social to educational events.


Glasgow Evidence-based Medicine Society

Ciaran Groome (
The Glasgow Evidence-based Medicine Society (GEMS) is a medical student orientated peer-assisted learning group at the University of Glasgow for all junior medical trainees. The society runs workshops series, a journal club, a mentorship programme and talks from current academics with the aim of developing and promoting evidence based medicine, research skills and academia within the University.


Glasgow Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Society

Mark Scally and Kelsey Watt (
The Glasgow Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Society (GORS) was founded in 2008 by medical students at the University of Glasgow with the aim of promoting orthopaedics and rheumatology amongst medical students. Our society has always been an informal, student-led group that complements the Glasgow curriculum. In preparation for undergraduate exams we organise educational lectures and provide musculoskeletal examination teaching. In addition to promoting the importance of musculoskeletal disease, we also raise the awareness of future career options in orthopaedics and rheumatology. More recently, GORS has ambitiously embarked on organising the first National Undergraduate Musculoskeletal Conference (NUMC) at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow. NUMC was attended by more than 100 medical students and FY1s from across the UK, who wish to develop an active interest in leading the clinical research and/or practice of musculoskeletal medicine and surgery in the future.


Glasgow Straight Talk

Stuart Guthrie (
Glasgow Straight Talk is a global sexual and reproductive health organization. Our aims and objectives include:

  • to send teams of medical student to volunteer with NGO’s across the globe promoting safe sexual health practices
  • to increase awareness of issues related to sexual health in the developing world
  • to promote cultural links and encourage cultural exchange between host countries

This year we are sending a team of medical students to Uganda to volunteer on behalf of The Straight Talk Foundation ( . The team will be working with adolescents and children within schools promoting safe sexual health messages. Currently we are in the process of gaining charity status and in the long term we aim to become an established international sexual health charity sending medical student groups to projects across the world. We also hope to incorporate medical electives and research opportunities into the projects in future years.


Glasgow University Friends of Medecins Sans Frontiere (GU FoMSF)

Muti Ellen Goloba (
FoMSF is the official student support organisation for the charity Medecins Sans Frontiere (Doctors Without Borders), in the UK and Ireland; GU FoMSF is the glasgow-based branch. Based in over 60 countries, MSF is a non-governmental organisaiton known on a worldwide scale for providing emergency medical aid in the most hazardous regions of the world.

As a student society, GU FoMSF seeks to:

1) Raise awareness of MSF’s work and humanitarian issues e.g. via speaker events, film screenings
2) Encourage students to consider working for organisations such as MSF
3) Raise funds for MSF
4) Assist MSF with its events


Glasgow University Clinical Pharmacology Society

Catherine Williamson (
We are a newly established society aiming to provide more information in the form of lectures and workshops for medical students interested in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. We also intend to explore the career pathway of Clinical Pharmacologists and the research and teaching opportunities that are involved. Prescribing is being piloted as a new exam component of finals this year and may be introduced officially in 2014. We therefore hope to help support student learning of therapeutic prescribing for this new examination. In the long term, we also aim to organise a large scale Clinical Pharmacology meeting in Glasgow, open to delegates from across the UK.


Glasgow University Paediatrics Society

Jane Hamilton (
Raising awareness of Paediatrics as a career and putting on events and conferences for medical students at Glasgow and beyond.


Glasgow University Surgical Society

Ian Johnston (
GUSS organises specialty lectures, surgical skills and anatomy evenings, theatre sessions and an annual conference in collaboration Glasgow’s Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons to provide undergraduates with insight and a head start into a career in surgery.


Peer-Assisted Learning Initiative

Kyaw Zayar Thant (
The Peer-Assisted Learning Initiative is a student-led organisation that holds teaching events and produces educational material for Glasgow University medical students.


University of Glasgow Medical-Chirurgical Society

Eilidh Bell (
We are a student society aiming to promote research in medicine, dentistry and biomedical sciences. We host an event each year to promote students research and interest
in academic medicine, Discovering Research. We also run skills workshops on topics such as making a poster, making a presentation and ethics in research. In addition, we hold a Journal Club fortnightly where we discuss journal articles on the specialties that are being taught at the time and are planning to introduce this to the Dental school as well. We have plans to further encourage research to medical, dental and biomedical students.

Medical Ethics and Philosophy Society

Meeriam Kadicheeni (
Hull York Medical School Medical Ethics and Philosophy Society. An opportunity to engage students in an important aspect of their medical careers, both in medical school and beyond. We are interested events, debates and forums on varied topics.


HYMS Surgical Society

Saranya Thurairatnam (
It is a society to promote a career in surgery for students of Hull York Medical School. We arrange surgical related workshops, talks, trips, social events and even organise the HYMS Prize Night, which is a yearly national competition accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.


Medsin York

Ying Sun (
Medsin at York part of the wider medical student network tackling global and local health inequalities through education, advocacy and community action. As a registered charity we fundraise and hold talks on current issues.

ICSM Vision

Sophie Jenkins (
ICSM Vision is a student run outreach scheme to encourage widening participation in medicine. Founded in 2007, Vision aims to inspire and motivate potential applicants from non-typical backgrounds, providing an insight into medicine and guidance on the application process. We run a range of events throughout the year, including two Vision Conferences and a Roadshow programe, with our focus on state schools in the North West London area.

(ICSM = Imperial College School of Medicine)


Imperial College Paediatrics Society

Kristi Sun (

The Society aims to promote and increase exposure to the field of Paediatrics during medical school as well as providing the relevant support, information and advice to those interested in Paediatrics as a future career. This is achieved via various methods, such as our annual Careers Evening, offering research opportunities to students and perhaps the most exciting and appealing of all, our Paediatrics Student Play Team, a new student-led scheme that offers students the opportunity to help improve the care of children through play during their stay in hospital. Training weekends are organized throughout the year to provide volunteers with the adequate training and experience in interacting with children, responding to a variety of situations and to raise awareness of various health and safety issues.


Imperial College School of Medicine (ICSM) Surgical Society

Ryan Chin Cheong ( President ) (
ICSM Surgical Society is dedicated to connecting medical students to the surgical specialties via conferences, workshops and lectures. They were awarded the President’s Award in 2008 for outstanding performance as a student society at Imperial College. They organize events such as the International Undergraduate Trauma Conference which hosts international students from 15 countries. The Technology in Medicine and Surgery Conference which promotes inter-disciplinary collaboration to solve medical problems.The Anatomy Series and Basic Surgical Skills course for undergraduates.


Imperial College Surgical Society

Kush Bhatt (
ICSM Surgical Society is a student run society which focuses on Surgical Education. We host a series of events throughout the year ranging from International Conferences, Revision Sessions, Surgical Simulations, Lectures as well as Surgical Skills courses based on the Royal College of Surgeons training for doctors. The society has been running for many years now and has grown in strength over that time. We now are host to many alumni and internationally renowned patrons such as Professor Lord Darzi and Professor Boffard from South Africa.


Imperial College Tropical Medicine Society

Maaz Sadiq (
TropMed Soc aims to keep students aware of Tropical Medicine & International Health, fields of medicine not often discussed at medical school, and to inform them on how they as students can get involved in medicine abroad. Students often think they won’t encounter Tropical Medicine and thus may discount it from their studies – we aim to dispel this image of TropMed. In today’s modern cosmopolitan societies, tropical medicine is relevant to all clinicians!

Events in 2011/2012:
· Electives Evening: How to organise your elective (tropical or otherwise!)
· Immunology, Infectious diseases and Microbiology tutorials
· TropMed Spring Conference: MEDICINE ON THE EDGE
· Summer Med-volunteering projects Evening: Getting clinical experience abroad



Alexandra Ho (
“Outpatients” is an innovative, not-for-profit, co-operative of patients, medical students and doctors based at Imperial College London. Together, we organise training courses where medical students examine real patients under the supervision of experienced doctors. We recognise that medicine is not just a science but an art. Studentsmust gain experience assessing and interacting with real patients, in addition to their conventional textbook based learning.

Keele Anatomy Society

Rafail-Angelos Kotronias, Aditya Narain (
The society aims to raise awareness about the functioning and components of the human body, broaden the cooperation between physiotherapists, anatomists and medical students to share knowledge and be able to work in the same environment and enhance anatomy learning to make keele medical school graduates pioneers in anatomy so as to be able to fill the gap of the less and less incorporation of anatomy in medical school curricula.


Keele Neurology Society

Daniel Weinberg (
Not only do we aim to reach out towards students with a current interest in neurology, but we also aim to encourage new interest in the subject area. We plan to do this by enlightening students as to the importance of neurosciences, clinical neurology and neurosurgery within both scientific and medical fields. Through a variety of lectures, teaching/skills sessions and journal clubs, we hope to provide a good insight into the field of neurology. This society is affiliated with NANSIG – Neurology & Neurosurgery Student Interest Group. NANSIG will help advertise the main event(s) as well as helping to organise one or more educational event.


Keele Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care Society

Helen Price (
Society is open to anyone with interest in Pre-Hospital Care. Sessions are run by BASICS doctors, paramedics, CFRs, and other services such as search and rescue and fire services. Regular teaching sessions and social events, and we are always looking to help fundraise for CFRs and BASICS.


Keele Sports & Exercise Medicine Society (SEMsoc)

Amari Thompson (
We are a relatively new branch of the growing Sports & Exercise Medicine Society. The group hopes to enlighten students as to the various avenues which can be taken to get involved in Sports Medicine, as well as the emerging speciality of SEM. We intend on holding lectures from various professionals involved with Sports Medicine as well as workshops and hopefully a sports 1st aid course.


Keele University Surgical Society

We are a society dedicated to surgery! Anybody from Keele University can join if the have even the slightest interest in surgery. We mainly cater for medical students at the ~University Medical School but anyone is welcome. We offer a huge range of activites to suit all!

KCL Cardiology Society

Faizal Pathan (
We are a student-led society representing medical students on the KCL Extended Medical Degree Programme. The Cardiology Society (CardioSoc) is dedicated to providing students with a variety of activities throughout the year that would appeal to both medics and non-medics. Some of these include stimulating and thought provoking talks, volunteering opportunities in the community (local primary schools and adult community centres), social events (film showings, valentines day special), fundraising charity events and fundraising opportunities for members, and a storm of clinical revision sessions (ECG & CXR teaching, patient educator sessions, peer led tutoring, mock clinical examinations).


KCL Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society

Sejal Modasia (

KCL O&G Society is one of King’s most popular medical societies. This year our aim is to stimulate and support the interests of students through clinical skills sessions and a variety of talks. We are particularly well known for our mock OSCEs, and revision sessions supporting the medical curriculum. We have received outstanding feedback year after year for these sessions. We do, however, strive to be inclusive as possible and do not limit our talks/sessions just to medics. There really is something for everyone from discussions on Female Genital Cutting and The History of Reproductive Surgery, to celebrate Women’s History Month.

The committee is made up of nine medical students across all years of the medical school; pre-clinical, clinical and intercalating Msc and Bsc students. Please get in touch with us if you would like to get involved!


KCL Paediatrics Society

Rani (
The King’s College Paediatric society is one of the largest and most
active societies at King’s.

We have a number of volunteering and academic projects including:
-Bedside play project
( King’s college hospital and Evelina Children’s hospital)
– Teddy Bear hospital
– Save a babies life
– In our eyes’
– Paediatric Summer school
– Medical Research projects
– International Projects
– Peckham youth buddies


KCL EMDP Society

Faizal Pathan (
We are a student-led society representing medical students on the KCL Extended Medical Degree Programme. EMDP Soc is open to all students and works towards bringing together medics as well as others from any curriculum and any department. We aim to provide our members with fun social events, such as day trips to theme parks, beaches, paintballing, ice skating, celebration evenings and many more. We support students by providing mentoring between seniors and freshers, revision lessons and general peer support.

A fun and enriching student activity group!


KCL Medical School Women’s Football Club (KCLMS WFC)

Sarah Wedmore (
King’s College London Medical School Women’s Football Club (KCLMS WFC) are a large club with over 50 members with two teams, training twice a week and playing several matches each week against other university teams.

Achievements in prestigious competitions:
-University of London Union (ULU) League and Cup – our first team have won the cup twice in the last 4 years.
-We compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) League
-The annual National Associations of Medical Schools (NAMS) Tournament – we have been runners-up for the last 2 out of 3 tournaments.
-The Women’s United Hospitals Cup – we won last year

This Women’s Football Club has a great sense of community amongst the medical students, allowing them a relaxing break from studying, and providing a supportive environment for students of different years to advise each other on all aspects of the course at KCL.


KCL Surgical Society

KCL surgical society is one of the most popular societies within Kings College London. We are extremely popular with medical students from all years and junior doctors alike. Established 10 years ago, the Surgical Society is at the forefront of university life with a reputation as one of the leading societies of the university. We currently boast over 100 paid members and a mailing list of over 1500 medical students and junior doctors with more joining regularly. The Surgical Society prides itself on organising relevant and exciting events for its members. In recent years, events such as the basic suturing course, women in surgery talks and careers evenings have been hugely popular with our students. One such event is our annual talk with the legendary Professor Ellis. Our most exciting event is our annual “Trauma Conference” – a daylong conference which attracts medical students (from all years – including many final years) from across England. We regularly have expert speakers who are leaders in their field as well as workshops and skills sessions to give students a real insight into the world of trauma and surgery. Some examples of the workshops we run are airway management, vascular control and ATLS.

We currently have a committee of around 11 members including dedicated marketing, IT and event organisers.


KCL Wilderness Medicine Society

Catherine Chatfield (
KCL Wilderness Medicine Society is about medicine and research in places where others won’t go…. that could be altitude, space, the polar regions, the jungle or disaster zones, amongst many others. The society is for anyone with an interest in the wilderness, not just science and medicine students. In 2010, we have heard from an A&E doctor who spent 6 months in Antarctica, along with a final year KCL medic who skiied to the South Pole, an Everest summiteer, and from the patron of our society, Mr Jonathan Kaplan, a surgeon who works exclusively in war and disaster zones. We have also been on mountain rescue weekends to the Lake District, and are arranging for members of our society to be certified in wilderness medicine. You won’t get much exposure to this as part of your course, so joining our society is a perfect way to meet like-minded people and hear about and experience some of the extremes of medicine and physiology.

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge Leeds Surgical society provides an indepth insight into surgery for medical students and doctors. The society has evolved from appealing to fresh-faced medical students to doctors, surgeons and dentists whom are all loyal members of the society. The aim of this society is to provide students and doctors with support, guidance and exposure within aspects of surgery. Our society offers free exam revision classes, insightful lectures histed by inspirational surgeons, conferences, mentoring scheme, transplant rotas and many many more. Each year our aim is to exceed the expectations of members and act upon the feedback we receive from events to improve the quality of standards we offer to our members. The society is an informal, approachable and supportuive platform for doctors and students to pursue their interests in surgery.


Leeds Medical School Magazine ‘REGURG’

Stephanie Harrison (
Regurg is a free non-for-profit magazine written by students for students! The editing team encourage students can submit articles as and when they have the time; this allows students from older years to get involved in medical journalisms even as their study commitments increase. We publish a broad range of articles including reflections on placement/ elective experiences, tips for exams/revision skills, advice from lecturers themselves, and much more. The magazine printing costs are paid for by generous sponsorship from partner organisations, who in the past have also offered discounts and free books/ vouchers to our readers! In the previous academic year (2012 – 13) we launched our first online edition; and this year we have bigger plans to increase our readership by involving the dental and nursing students to get involved in writing for the magazine!


Leeds Medics and Dentists Hockey Club

Leanne Royle (
We are a mixed hockey club of all standards and have 3 teams. We enter the yorkshire league mixed hockey, NAMS league and our university intramural on Sundays. We train once a week where we have had up to 50 players turn up. Myself and my co-captains take the 2 hour training session and usually split into standards and all join together at the end. We also have fitness sessions which involve circuits, step training and spinning classes once a week. We have social events throughout the year including summer and Christmas meal (our most prestigious events), tour to blackpool over the easter weekend, NAMS, mini-NAMS and numerous curry nights. Leeds are hosting mini-NAMS this year which involves Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool and Nottingham medic hockey teams coming to stay for a weekend of organised partying and hockey!


Leeds Medics and Women’s Football Club

Emma Shaw ( club for female medical students. Train on a wednesday night 7-9pm, play in a local league on Sundays and play in a 5aside league on Mondays. Also play in matches against other medical schools organised when possible. Enter the annual NAMS competition which we won last year! This is very expensive as the host medical school charges approx. 320pounds per team entered to host the event. Our club provides a great oppotunity to bond with fellow students from all years and network, asking adive about all aspects of medical school. Also great fitness and release from sometimes intense medical school.


Leeds Medics Oncology Society

Mariam (
Hi, we’re the leeds medical school oncology society, and we’ll be holding talks about cancer, peoples experiences and many more. We’ll be holding workshops for 3rd and 4th year medics about how to break bad news which is something that is useful to know for the osces, encourage students to do research in cancer, we are currently trying to join with the leaders society in leeds, which is a research society at the university of leeds. In addition the involvement of adiology
and palliative care will be happening soon! we’re a society which hope to raise more awareness, money and research into cancer, we want to move together forward and raise awareness greatly, so help us make a difference together!


Leeds University – HOMED

Harry Coleman (
The charity HOMED works with students to promote understanding of, and encourage engagement with, issues relating to homelessness and social exclusion, such as drug addiction prostitution and mental health.


Leeds University – KOP

Emily Hancock (
Leeds branch of KOP (Kenyan Orphan Project) is a charity started by medical students. Members are required to fundraise throughout the year for the charity, and then we travel to Kenya in the summer to see the charity in action. The charity works with several NGO’s in Kisumi in Kenya that work with orphans and vulnerable children.


Leeds University – LMSU

Ben Green (
LMSU aim to provide high quality training in first aid and pre-hospital life support skills for medical students. Our programme is tailored to the course and runs over a four year period with distinct modules and training outcomes. In addition to this we provide professional courses and qualifications for members.


Leeds University – EXSEL

Dr Karen Lee (
EXSEL is a unique scheme which nurtures undergraduate medical students with research ambitions to become academic clinicians. Students selected to be EXSEL scholars are given a bursary to conduct research during vacation time. Under the supervision of an academic mentor, the EXSEL students develop valuable skills for their future clinical posts and represent the Leeds Medical School. This is made possible by generous donations and sponsorship.


Leeds University – P.U.L.S.E

Sabrina Asaad, Jennifer Macallen (
P.U.L.S.E is a student-led society for Primary Care, and it is for all those who are interested in finding out more about primary care and the different fields, as well as those wanting to be general practitioners. We regularly host events such as national conferences and talks by general practitioners who are experts in their respective fields.


Leeds University – Psychiatry Society

Rachael Thompson (
To encourage an awareness of psychiatry in medical students and health care professionals as well as promoting mental health issues to professionals and patients.

CardioPulmonary Resuscitation in Schools – Leicester

Rebecca Partridge (
CPRiS is a young project in Leicester, set up in 2010. We aim to increase the number of people who have knowledge of basic life support by running sessions in schools and youth groups to share these simple but potentially life-saving skills. School pupils gain the confidence and experience required to deal with such emergencies as cardiac arrest and choking. Our members benefit from refresher training in basic life support, exciting talks, and opportunities to gain experience of teaching young people around Leicester. This year we have run several sucessful sessions in local schools and Scouts groups, have organised training sessions for medical students, and have put on socials. We’ve got even more in the pipeline for next year and are an enthusiastic society, looking forward to becoming bigger and better in the future!



Joe Esland (
To assist students in developing their academic and clinical competence, by peer-led education and the offer of a consistent opportunity to practice. Structured, scenario-based sessions will be used to integrate content from across the course, preparing students for the way in which they will use their knowledge as a doctor.


Leicester Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières (FoMSF)

Matthew Quinn (
Friends of MSF (FoMSF) are student societies in universities around the UK and Ireland. We are the official student support organisation for MSF across both nations, and are run on a voluntary basis.
Our aims are to:
1) Raise awareness of MSF’s work and humanitarian issues
2) Encourage students to consider working for organisations such as MSF
3) Raise funds for MSF


Leicester Scrubs

Tristan Boam (
Leicester Scrubs is a surgical society dedicated to providing education, career planning advice and practical skills training to students interested in a career in surgery.


Leicester University Medical Research Society

Stefan George (
Leicester University Medical Research Society (LUMRS) has been developed to help build bridges between medical students in Leicester and the world of academic research by hosting informative and interactive events and talks and helping to provide a general platform for students to medical research and audit.


University of Leicester: Leicester Derm School

Nadia Saffaf (
Leicester Derm School aim to provide the medical students of the University of Leicester the opportunity to experience dermatology through the course of lecture series, suturing events, and much more. As one of the student societies attached to the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), we also provide bursaries for students who wish to attend BAD conferences.

Liverpool Marrow

Victoria Connor (
Liverpool Marrow is a student group that aims at seving lives from leukaemia and severe blood disorders. We work alongside Anthony Nolan Trust to help recruit people to the register, which links potential donors with people who desperately need a stem cell transplant. Liverpool Marrow is a completly student run society, we organise student recruitment events, educate students about the bone marrow register and carry out much needed fundraising for Anthony Nolan trust to ensure that they continue with the amazing work they do.


The Surgical Scousers

Prashant Singh (
Over the course of this academic year, we have been able to provide 36 events, which included skills workshops, evening lectures, case presentation evenings, and a pub quiz. Our workshops have comprised basic suturing and knot tying (5 sessions) and wet lab anastomosis on porcine bowel (3 sessions). We have also provided laparoscopic workshops on box trainers (4 sessions) to introduce students to this vital skill. We would like to acknowledge the role of the MASTER Unit at Royal Liverpool Hospital for providing this opportunity. Our weekly lectures have featured careers talks, revision lectures, and our currently running “Surgery for Finals” series. We also ran a weekly anatomy programme with local surgical trainees at the start of the year, and in conjunction with the Dept of Anatomy, we were able to organise a series of lectures on neuroanatomy. We also have a research symposium evening planned for 1st May, hosted by the RCSEd, for which abstracts are currently being accepted. Student feedback has been at its best this year, and in the coming months we plan to increase the number of workshops, introduce students to more surgical skills, and resume our surgical conference which we left out this year due to students opting for more workshops.

DermSoc Manchester

Charlotte Reddick (
Mission statement: Dermsoc Manchester aims to promote awareness of skin disease amongst Manchester Medical undergraduate trainees. We will further undergraduate education and career interests in the field of dermatology through symposia and lectures.


Health Olympics

James Humphreys (
We are a student led society concerned with health promotion and disease prevention in the community. We organise events at colleges, places of worship and community centres where we assess peoples cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure, BMI and cholesterol, and give lifestyle advice. We recruit fellow medical student volunteers to help out at events where they are able to practice communication and clinical skills.


Manchester Oncology Society

Claire Donaghy (
Founded in 2009, the Manchester Oncology Society (MOS) aims to foster an interest in clinical aspects of oncology, academic research and all aspects of cancer care within the medical undergraduate community in Manchester and further afield. Our ongoing programme involves building links between local universities and teaching hospitals in order to deliver symposia, conferences, competitions and careers advice to students. This educational mission is supported by online content and reference material.


Manchester Medical Careers Society

Tom Sherman (
A student run careers society that aims to promote awareness of careers related topics to undergraduates through lecture events, interactive workshops and an annual careers fair open to the entire of Manchester Medical School.


Manchester Medical Debating Society

Tasleema Begum (
A new society set up in Manchester to increase the awareness of the importance of being able to debate and coherently get your points across when working in the medical profession. We hold regular debates and activities for medical students and have relevant clinicians taking pat. We also have the support of the medical school and are working towards implementing a debating section in the communication part of the curriculum for phase 1 students.


Manchester Medical Students’ Charity

Kirstin McGregor (
Manchester Medical Students’ Charity (MMSC) run OSCE revision lectures for years 1-4 at Manchester medical school, and a popular freshers pub quiz to raise money for an annually nominated local charity. We aim to raise at least £3500 each year, which in the past has gone to well deserved causes such as The Manchester Burns Foundation, Francis House Hospice and The Childrens’ Hospital.


Manchester Wilderness Medicine Society (MWMS)

Christopher Humphries (
Manchester Wilderness Medicine Society (MWMS) was refounded in 2009 by a group of medical students at Manchester Medical School. Over the past few years, the society has only become stronger, establishing itself as one of the most active student societies in the medical school. MWMS makes a concerted effort to be the ‘practical society’, giving attendees at its lectures and training sessions real skills which they could apply themselves if the need arose. This covers things like the use of items of equipment, to practising carrying an injured casualty. We also hold several lectures each year, usually based around areas which it is hard to give hands-on experience in.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.


Medaid Manchester

Maria Kim (
Medaid Manchester (MaM) is a charity organisation for students who are travelling abroad for their electives/work abroad to impoverished areas. We distribute useful medical equipments and items that may help the patients they work with during their work placement. These medical items are from donations of medical suppliers all around from UK. By doing this, we hope to give good opportunity for the students to get actively involved in humanitarian aid in impoverished health settings across the globe.


Mediscope Magazine

Alex Gawthrope (
Mediscope is a high-quality, free magazine for medical students and other healthcare professionals which caters to the diverse interests of its readers, and explores the multi-faceted nature of medicine. It is designed and edited entirely by the editorial team, who are all students at Manchester Medical School.

Originally established in 1898 as “The Manchester Royal Infirmary Gazette”, and successfully relaunched in 2007 as “Mediscope”, the magazine is now published three times a year and distributed to the medical school and its associated University teaching hospitals; in the near future it is envisaged that distribution will expand to include other medical schools within the UK.


Preston SurgSoc

Joanna White (
We are a surgical society, aiming to give insight and encourage medical students to pursue a career in surgery. We hold monthly lectures on surgical specialties rarely experienced as students, as well as larger skill based days including workshops such as chest drain insertions and suturing.



Scalpel – University of Manchester Surgical Society

Lauren Bolton (
Scalpel is the University of Manchester’s Surgical Society, which represents and hopes to further medical student interest in surgery.

Scalpel was originally formed in 2001, but it was not until 2006 that a core group of Manchester medical students re-formed the society under guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons, creating Scalpel as we know it today. Since this re-invention of itself, scalpel has gone from strength to strength and currently has approximately 800 members.

As an undergraduate surgical society, Scalpel has three key aims:

– To organise events that showcase surgery and all of its specialties,
– To excite and enthuse students about surgery,
– To provide students who are interested in surgery with relevant careers information and advice.
Scalpel hopes to achieve these aims by organising talks and workshops delivered by charismatic surgeons from each and every surgical specialty. We want to get students excited about surgery early on so that they can start to consider whether they want to choose surgery as a career. With competition for surgical jobs becoming more and more fierce, students are being forced to consider their career options earlier than ever before. In 2008 as many as 36 applicants applied per available place for some surgical specialties1. Therefore students hoping for a career in surgery must start to think about how to make themselves more competitive and Scalpel hopes to help these students by organising surgical careers events and by providing students with surgical role models.

Scalpel also seeks to encourage students from minorities into surgery, whether those minorities are ethnic, gender or otherwise by inviting role models from all walks of life as speakers at Scalpel events. Women in Surgery (WinS) events are a frequent feature of Scalpels events calendar, and a diverse range of speakers ensures the calendar remains of a high calibre and continues to be interesting and relevant.

In 2009 Scalpel held their first ever National conference providing delegates from all over the UK with the opportunity to present their case reports and original research to an audience of esteemed clinicians and students. The conference proved to be a resounding success and over 120 delegates attended from as far afield as Cornwall, Brighton and East Anglia. In 2010 the conference was on a much larger scale with over 200 delegates and world renowned surgeons such as professor Averil Mansfield and Professor Harold Ellis. Plans are already under-way for the 2011 event.

Academic Medicine Society, Newcastle University (AMSNCL)

Alhafidz Hamdan (
We are a society of medical students at Newcastle University, committed to bridging the gap between undergraduate medical education and the superb biomedical research that goes on at our university.

Our aims and objectives are:

  • To publicise the concept of academic medicine within the medical school
  • To encourage and facilitate undergraduates to participate in research projects
  • To inform senior medical students about the Academic Foundation Programme (AFP)
  • To provide a point of contact for students interested in teaching / research
  • To provide a point of contact for clinical academics / researchers wanting to recruit medical students

GPS – General Practice Society

Emily Eve (
GPS is a student-led society at Nottingham University Medical School.

The aims of the society are:

– To provide career advice and promote general practice as a specialty
– To teach students communication skills which they can apply to their OSCE and clinical situations
– To keep students up to date with medical news
– To prepare students for the ethical dilemmas they will be expected to confront in the healthcare setting



James Pumphrey (
Homed is a branch of Medsin with a main aim of raising awareness of social inequalities experienced by homeless people. Set up in 2010, the society is fresh and new to Nottingham, but there are many more established groups up and down the country all working towards the same goals. We offer opportunities for medics and non-medics alike to volunteer with homeless people for example on weekly soup runs into the city centre and with various other outreach projects. We will soon be offering exciting new opportunities for medics of all year groups to shadow professionals such as those in the probation service, drug and alcohol dependence services, prostitute support service, to name but a few. There are also many opportunities to get involved in fundraisers to support the work we do. Why not test yourself on one of our sponsored sleep-outs for a night, and raise money for a good cause!


Nottingham Marrow

Matthew Sherwin (
The founding Anthony Nolan Trust university group. We seek to fundraise and sign up as many students to the national bone marrow register as possible.


Nottingham Medical Student Association (Medsoc)

Karrish Devan (
Medsoc is the official student association representing over 1,500 Medical Students at the university of Nottingham, both institutionally, socially and constitutionally to the student union, university and national union. The committee is made up of elected medical students, currently consisting of an Exec (5 members) and the Society Body.


Nottingham Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society

Camilla Lonngren (
BUGS is a new medical society for those interested in careers in microbiology / infectious diseases.

BUGS is a unique medical student society within the UK. It is relevant to all specialities in medicine and surgery, and offers many opportunities to students at Nottingham – whether interested in microbiology / infectious diseases or not. We have four main aims:

(1) To offer insight into careers in microbiology, infectious diseases and tropical medicine.

(2) To organise microbiology crash courses prior to clinical sciences and antimicrobial chemotherapy exams.

(3) To raise awareness about the importance of infection control in all medical and surgical specialities.

(4) To offer audit opportunities with top academics and clinicians in infectious diseases.


Nottingham University – GastroSoc

Kiran Samra (
GastroSoc is a society dedicated, as you may have guessed, to all things related to gastroenterology. This society was set up because, after thoroughly enjoying the surgery part of CP1 which focuses mainly on gastroenterology, I, amongst others, was disappointed that there was no society available to find out more about a speciality many of us began to consider as a potential career. Hence, the relatively new society, GastroSoc was founded last year.
The society has held ASN Revision Sessions aimed at and successfully received by second year medics. The contents of the sessions were overseen by Dr Dunn and Dr Tsintzas, the ASN course lecturers. Those who attended gave very positive feedback.
GastroSoc also organised a Speciality Careers Talk hosted by Dr Paul Leeder and Dr Martin James to offer medical students, in particular those in clinical years, a taster of what both the medical and surgical side of a career in gastroenterology entails.
Future plans include sessions to perfect gastroenterology-related OSCE stations, aimed mainly at CP3 students, such as examination of the abdomen, hernial orifices, external genitalia and digital rectal examinations. These are also important for final year MACCS sign-offs.
And finally, GastroSoc hopes to run some paediatric gastroenterology teaching. I am confident most medical students would appreciate this on their Paediatric attachments.
So, watch this space…


Nottingham University – Junior’s

Roselin Boramakot (
Juniors is the University of Nottingham’s Paediatrics society. We were set up to help people interested in Paediatrics find out more about the speciality and to support students throughout their paediatric placement during 4th year. From workshops, classes and exam revision guides, to careers fairs and talks from distinguished clinicians in the field, we have something to suit everybody.

If you are considering Paediatrics as a career, want to find out more or just benefit from support during your paediatric placement then look out for us at Fresher’s Fayre and at events throughout the year. Membership is just £5 for all 5 years at med school, amazing value for money!

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Nottingham University – Medical Careers Society

Ben Baker (
The Medical Careers Society was established in 2008 and has since developed rapidly to be one of the most active societies in Nottingham Medical School, run by a committee of 11 students. We provide a comprehensive schedule of extracurricular events throughout the year to enable students to think about important careers decisions early, get the most out of training applications and provide hints and tips for each stage of the medical school curriculum.

In addition, we are affiliated with and sit on the Trent Deanery Careers Advisory Group and contribute to the online careers handbook. We are also involved in the education of students with regards to career pathways in their 2nd year and the launch of the careers handbook in the 3rd year.

Our array of events span across 3 broad themes:

• The Medical Careers Fair (annually in October)
• A Day in the Life of…
o A 1st year student
o A BMedSci student
o A CP1 student
• Careers Forum events
o Drs pay
o F1 application evening
o Specialist training application evening
o Careers planning and management seminars
o A Career as a GP, in Orthopaedics, in Plastics etc…

In addition, we have been involved in the education of students with regards to career pathways in their 2nd year and the launch of the careers handbook in the 3rd year.

Contact information
Please feel free to contact us with event suggestions.


Our website is regularly updated with upcoming events, minutes of committee meetings, useful links, and resources such as PowerPoint slides from past events.


Nottingham University – Medics Badminton

Chong Yi Kang (
The society consists of both competitive and non-competitive players, with a group of friendly committee members organizing and supporting each activity carried out by the society. We do compete in tournaments organized throughout the year with badminton societies from across the country taking part, while the rest would just enjoy a session of fun sport on the occasional weekend.


Nottingham University – Medics Basketball

Sam Walters (
Basketball training and league games for medical students at Nottingham University.


Nottingham University – Medics Swimming

Hannah King (
For anyone that enjoys swimming. We have a session once a week on a Saturday afternoon. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and improve your fitness. All standards welcome!


Nottingham University – Medics’ Jazz Band

Anna Doherty (
The Nottingham medics’ jazz band (otherwise known as Sinus Rhythm) is a group of about 20 medics from all years. We meet on a Monday night to play some jazz and blues music, but with lots of time also devoted to chatting and cake-eating! We play gigs for uni events and in bars around Nottingham, including two joint concerts every year with the medics’ orchestra and choir. Alongside our gigs and rehearsals, we also organise social events such as trips to restaurants or post-rehearsal pub trips.


Nottingham University – Open Art Surgery

Kirstie Stone (
Open Art Surgery is a branch of the registered charity Medsin. It is a project which involves volunteer students going into the Queens Medical Centre paediatrics wards. The volunteers carry out art therapy sessions with the children in which they are given a chance to socialise with each other as well as express themselves through art. It has proven particularly helpful for children of all ages in long term hospitalisation as they often feel bored and isolated. We hold three workshops a week, giving children a chance to forget about needles and blood tests and come along and get creative. It encourages them to mix with other children and to focus on something positive rather than their illness. There are also display areas in the hospital for art pieces created by the children involved.

Open Art Surgery is growing year by year and we have seen other medical schools grasp the opportunity to start similar projects. We would like to see Open Art Surgery workshops in paediatric wards throughout the country as we have seen how a simple arts workshop can put a smile on the face of so many kids and give them something to look forward to during a boring stay in hospital. Not only that but the students who volunteer also find it a rewarding experience and volunteer time and time again.


Nottingham University Medics – Men’s Football

Stephen Wythe (
Nottingham University Medics Football Club represents the medical school in local Sunday leagues as well as the university’s own intramural league. We run socials every month, go on tour in December, organise an annual match against the club’s alumni and hosted the NAMS football tournament in ’10-’11 (a competition we’ve won two season’s running). The 1st XI also won the county cup and finished the season as EMPAL Div 2 champions.


Nottingham University Medics Art Society

Aimee Rowe (
We are an active art society, founded by Graduate students at the University of Nottingham.
We liase with other societies and charities and have excellent relationships with faculty. Once a week we attend Life Drawing classes and have run events ranging from Pub Origami to Historical Medical trips to London. We aim to accomodate all forms of art and bring art to medicine in a relevant and interesting way.


Nottingham University Medics Womens Football

Kim Barton (
A friendly relaxed Football Club for all abilities. After the success of reaching the semi finals at last years national NAMS competition on home ground, this year we are entering a few 5 and 7 a side competitions. We are currently low on members and so seek funding to pay for a regular training session to encourage more people to join.


Open School Nottingham

Lucy Myint (
Open School Nottingham is a society dedicated to improving the education of medical students in terms of patient care, ethics and the non-academic side of becoming a doctor.


Pins and Needles

Katherine Barnes (
Pins and Needles is the Nottingham University Anaesthetic Society that was established in August 2009. With anaesthesia being the largest employing specialty within the UK it was thought that it should have its own student representation. The society has been created to inject enthusiasm about the specialty of anaesthesia amongst medical students whilst giving an insight into a what a career would hold in store. It is also the aim of Pins and Needles to aid development of key skills and tackle difficult topics that are relevant not only to anaesthesia but essential to get through medical school; helping out from 1st year all the way through until finals. For those of you who have already been introduced into the wonders of anaesthesia there will be opportunities to listen to or take part in different areas of interest within the specialty at your request.


SCRUBS (Nottingham)

Christopher Evans (
SCRUBS is the surgical society for the University of Nottingham. It is a very well established society, running many events continually throughout the year. It’s events focus on three main components: Anatomy, Skills and Careers.


Sexpression Nottingham

Lucy Myint (
Sexpression Nottingham is a branch of Sexpression:UK that educates students of secondary school age around Nottingham about sexual health, relationships and puberty.


University of Nottingham – Heartstart

Sarah Ford (
HEARTSTART is a UK based organisation whose primary aim and focus is to teach basic life support (BLS) in the community. We teach a wide range of children and adults what to do in a life-threatening emergency, focusing on the collapsed adult – simple skills that save lives. Heartstart works in partnership with many organisations and institutions such as local volunteer groups, the ambulance service and schools to establish local community schemes. As a student led branch of the charity, we have taught at primary and secondary schools, Brownie and Guide Groups, Scouts and around the University and are always looking at new ways of promoting BLS skills and teaching opportunities. The visits are a great way to have fun, meet other medics and keep your life-saving skills up to scratch! If you would like to be trained or get involved with HEARTSTART in any way at all, look out for us at fresher’s fayre and join the facebook group to stay updated on teaching sessions, training sessions and other events!


University of Nottingham – Save a Baby’s Life

Charlotte Peal (
Save a Baby’s Life (SaBL) is a student run course organised by the Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS). It is aimed at anyone involved in the care of children under 12 months of age and provides training in basic life support, including CPR, choking and near drowning. This project is lead by medical students who are trained in infant first aid by trainers from the Royal Life Saving Society. Following this training the students then go into the local community to teach parents and carers these valuable skills. This is done by actively seeking out venues within the community and taking the training to carers of infants and running sessions in venues to suit them.


University of Nottingham – TeddyBear Hospital

Sarah Louise Nutt (
Teddy Bear Hospital is a national healthcare project run by medical students, which aims to educate children and help to reduce fears of doctors and healthcare facilities. We try to familiarise children with the environment that they would experience at a hospital or GP’s clinic, in a fun and safe manner. Children aged 3 to 7 years old bring their “sick” teddy bear or doll to visit the doctor. The child then acts as the parent and has control over the consultation, allowing them to gain confidence in front of a doctor and reduce any fears they may have, treating their teddies in the process. We also teach them about health issues such as exercise and hand hygiene. We run clinics throughout the year at primary schools, children’s groups and organised events. The Nottingham branch has been active for around 5 years with a 12 strong committee and 450 members, who can practice communicating with children AND have great fun! We try to visit at least two clinics per month. All our volunteers are trained in consultation skills and child protection. If you require any additional information please find us on facebook at Notts Teddy Bear Hospital or email


University of Nottingham Friends of Medecins Sans Frontieres

Alok Chauhan (
FoMSF aims to provide information about the organisation through informal talks and workshops. Throughout these sessions, people are able to donate money to MSF. Our objective is to encourage students to think of working for MSF in the future and educate people on the work MSF is carrying out.


University of Nottingham Marrow

Amanda King (
Nottingham Marrow is a student-led project that helps to save lives from leukaemia and severe blood disorders. We work alongside our parent charity, Anthony Nolan, to help recruit people to the stem cell register, linking potential donors to people who desperately need a stem cell transplant. The Marrow Groups work in 34 universities and Nottingham Marrow is the group working within Nottingham University. The group is entirely student led, with a student committee and student volunteers.

We hold student recruitment events (clinics) and fundraise for Anthony Nolan. At the clinics, trained volunteers counsel potential donors, help them to fill in a medical form and obtain a saliva sample from the new recruit. We send these packs to the Anthony Nolan trust who add the donors to the register.

For many people with blood cancer, a stem cell transplant is their last chance of life. That’s the simple reason for the work that Nottingham Marrow does. Due to the nature of bone marrow, the donor must match the recipients tissue type very specifically, far more so than in a blood donation. For this reason it is vital that as many people as possible sign up to the register. In 2010/11 we recruited in excess of 260 potential donors and raised over £1800.

We also have a website:


Widening Access to Medicine Society

Valerie Astle (
This is a medical student led widening participation scheme aimed at promoting medicine as a career to individuals from non-privileged backgrounds. The society runs a number of events and programmes throughout the year, such as: introduction to studying medicine; UCAS evening; clinical skills day; personal statement evening; interview skills evening; school visits; work experience summer programme and e-mentoring.

Oxford Global Health Group

Joe Piper (

The Oxford Global Health Group is an enthusiastic, student-run society that aims to promote interest in international health issues, and raise money for various medical charities.

The society was created in 2004, starting with a World AIDS Day event which included speeches from the co-discoverers of HIV and the International President of Medecins Sans Frontieres. Since then, OGHG has organised annual conferences for World AIDS, TB and Malaria Day.

OGHG regularly invites speakers to talk to our members on a wide range of global health topics. These seminars take the form of a short talk followed by a lively and informal discussion. The masterclasses have include topics such as:

* Tropical medicine
* Disaster, conflict and relief medicine
* Practising medicine and surgery in the developing world
* Social and economic development
* Human rights
* Asylum seekers access to healthcare
* Practical first aid and personal safety in developing countries

Each year, we organise a large global health careers fair, with representatives from over 20 NGO’s including VSO, MSF, Doctors of the World, as well as London and Liverpool Schools’ of Tropical Medicine, UCL.

Please find out more at our website:

or our groupspaces page (which has the latest updates)


Oxford Medical Students’ Society

Julia Pakpoor (
Oxford Medical Students’ Society is a student-run society which aims to support medics in all aspects of their time as medical students, welfare, entertainment, sports and academics. Numerous events are organised each term and relevant talks arranged. MedSoc provides a platform for medics to get to know other medics at Oxford Unievrsity.


Oxford Society for Medicine

Anisha Bhagwanani (
The Oxford Society for Medicine is one of the most prominent student-run societies in the Oxford medical school that has been running for three years and aims to encompass both the pre-clinical and clinical medical students. The society aims to promote debate on important medical issues ranging from politics, careers, ethics and cutting-edge science. The OSM holds events 3-4 times a term by inviting guests, many of which are world renowned leaders in their respective fields. Events have included: a debate about organ transplantation, the Editor of the Lancet on healthcare in Gaza, the chairman of the BMA on the changes in the NHS, the GB athletics team coach, medical entrepreneurship and MP Evan Harris.


St Anne’s College Medical Society

Shirley Yick (
St Anne’s College Medical Society is a student-run society comprising the pre-clinical and clinical students of St Anne’s College, Oxford. We aim to provide informal gatherings during term to foster cohesion within medical students of different years and also organise termly medical society talks and dinners to facilitate interaction between academics and clinicians in the medical field and current students.



Daniel Sommer (
Oxford Medical School annual pantomime – 71 year history. Involves ALL 4th year clinical medical students (directed and produced by 5th year medical students), and doctors from across the region.

Peninsula Undergraduate Medical Society (PUMS)

Nadia Dullaghan (President 2011-2012) (
In only its second year, PUMS has grown to be the largest society at Peninsula Medical School with over 400 members. We are an undergraduate society which is not only for those interested in the medical specialities but also for those who appreciate extra teaching to supplement the self-directed learning component of our course.

We provide careers advice to those interested in the medical specialities and teaching (in the form of lectures, microteaches and revision courses)to all students across all campuses. We also run an ISCE (Integrated Structured Clinical Exam, similar to the OSCEs) mentoring scheme where students from the clinical years prepare year 2 students for the ISCEs by bringing them into the hospital to allow them to practice their history taking and examination skills.

We also like to hold inter-campus and joint society events, past examples including Professor Parveen Kumar’s visit and the Podmedics revision courses, which have been very popular and are always oversubscribed.

Please visit our website at

Medsin QUB

Nathan Cantley (
We are the Belfast branch of the Student organisation medsinUK ( We stand to promote health equity for all through our ethos of advocate, educate and act. We run a series of events that teach our members the health inequities that exist both across the world and closer to home whilst also giving opportunities to take action themselves. Our remit also involves trying to shape medical education both what is taught and how it is delivered by collaborating with the medical school academics and shaping how global health and evidence based medicine it taught to tomorrows doctors. We are unique in some ways in that we are part of a much wider network of branches spread right out across the country and have the ability to contribute to UK-wide initiatives. We hope to continue our work and look forward to joining your network of societies.


Queen’s University Medical Society

Naomi Armstrong (
Queen’s University Medical Society.


Ross Runciman (
PsychSoc is run by medical students. We offer lectures and workshops which embrace the multi-dimensional theme of mental illness and its treatment. Our broad aim is to enhance the awareness and appreciation of psychiatry in its many contexts. We wish to promote psychiatry, foster understanding and diffuse cynicism about the subject. PsychSoc’s programme of events will appeal principally to students, lecturers and researchers in the fields of medicine, neuroscience and psychology. However, we welcome attendance at our events from those involved in other fields of related interest. Lectures delivered in the past include talks about training Olympic athletes how to manage their minds, on spotting psychopaths and revision sessions in the run up to exams. In 2011 we also hosted the University Psychiatry Societies Network Conference with 50 students in attendance from medical schools across the UK. This forthcoming academic year we hope to run a forensic psychiatry evening amongst other lectures and events.


Sheffield MedSex

Alice Nunn (
As a branch of National Sexpression, we are a very enthusiastic group of medical students who deliver Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in schools around Sheffield. As of September 2011, we currently teach have contacts in 6 schools and teach students aged 12-18 in a diverse range of SRE topics, including Body Image, Self Examination, Healthy Relationships, Pregnancy, and of course STIs and Contraception.


Sheffield Students Surgical Society

Surg Soc (
The Surgical Society is a friendly and motivated society that aims to promote a career in surgery. We work hard to provide our members with interesting events, including talks by surgeons from varied fields and specialist fields, surgical suturing classes and anatomy tutoring, as well as advice and points of contact for career advice.

Come find us on our facebook page or our website!

HIV Education (HIVE) Southampton

John Whale (
HIVE has been active in the Hampshire area for almost five years. Over 5000 pupils, aged 11-19 have been taught by trained medical students about HIV/AIDS; the science behind it, transmission, prevention and global health impact of HIV in developing and developed countries. We aim to increase knowledge and challenge attitudes through insightful, interactive and thought provoking workshops. We hope to inspire young people to pursue ways in which they can collaboratively make an impact on limiting the HIV epidemic on a local, national and international level. HIVE is supported by a Southampton GUM Consultant and Linda Turner, from the University of Southampton Widening Access to Medicine scheme as well as the SIC UK executive committee and the HIVE National Committee. We hope that 2012 will see the expansion of the programme to include more universities in the UK.


Southampton Academic Society

Nimeshi Jayakody (
Southampton Academic Society (SAS) is a student led society formed to create interest in academic medicine amongst medical students. We hope to provide the opp0rtunity to improve knowledge and skills needed for an academic career as well as provide students with a platform on which they can present their work.


Southampton International Medics Society (SIMS)

Harikrishna Patel (
SIMS has been created to assist, orientate and help out international medical students from the University of Southampton. Be it issues ranging from homesickness to studies, SIMS members are here to help. We also try to keep abreast of issues concerning international medical students, particularly the volatile UK visa regulations. It is also a great chance to meet up with other medical students from similar home country as well as getting to know international students from other countries. Each year we organise lots of social events together with MedSoc as well as on our own. One of our main events is the SIMS Night where students from different cultural backgrounds showcase their talents to the rest of the student body, with all proceeds going to charity.


Southampton Medical School Graduation Ball Committee

Mr MJ Glasson (
Our small committee is dedicated to organising the largest and most prestigious event of the Medical School’s calendar. The medical students of the University of Southampton have raised significant amounts of money for local, national and international charities through events and fundraisers. This Ball will not only celebrate the achievements of Southampton’s 40th class of newly qualified doctors, but will continue our school’s long-standing tradition to raise funds for two specially chosen charities (one local, one national) throughout the evening.


Southampton Surgical Society

Ben Rymer (
Our society is not only targeted at increasing interest in surgery as a career among Southampton medical students, but also at making members truly competitive candidates for surgical jobs in the future. We currently have approximately 250 members and a committee, which is composed of a president, vice-president, webmaster, treasurer and year reps.

Southampton University First Responders

Owen Hammett (
Southampton University First Responders works in partnership with South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust, by providing trained first responders to attend life-threatening 999 calls. The team is made up of 21 medical and nursing students and provide first responder cover to the communities surrounding the university as well as other areas of Southampton. First Responders attend 999 calls in conjunction with a conventional ambulance responds, reducing response times and providing a high standard of patient care, prior to the arrival of the conventional ambulance.


Southampton University Medical Society

Matt Ware (
The Southampton University Medical Society represents the 1400 medical students at the University. This encompasses a 5 year undergraduate course, a year 0 foundation, an accelerated post graduate course, and a recently added masters of medical science course.


University of Southampton Medical Society

Francesca Millinchamp (
This year Southampton Medical Society has been engrossed in its constituents, offering more to our members than ever before whilst upholding our thriving traditions. Twice weekly activities and a new and improved welfare system are just a few of the ways we have improved links with our members this year, as well as charity work and sports fixtures which connect us with our local community. From our early weeks of tenure we wanted to make an impact as a committee, and creating a new Medsoc brand was the perfect way to achieve this. This logo creation became a competition and our members were invited to submit their designs, and as a happy bi-product we were able to minimise cost. Throughout the year now, whatever we did, people easily recognised that Medsoc were a part of it, and helped promote us as one of the biggest and liveliest societies in the union.

In order to respond to the diverse community of Medsoc, two new positions were created this year; Events Manager and International Representative. Despite there being 100 overseas students in the School, our first international event attracted over 150 students who voiced concern they had previously been forgotten by their Medsoc. Through events targeted at internationals, and a thoughtful welfare pairing system, we hope to have addressed this and managed to integrate our oversea contemporaries. To follow this theme of diversification, we have now established regular, non-alcoholic events, opening ourselves up to a previously disillusioned demographic. Such events include private cinema screenings, quiz nights and discounted theatre trips.

Fundraising is a significant part of our society, and this year we have stepped on the gas from day one. In the aim of creating strong motivation within the society, we involved our members in deciding which charities we were to support this year. From bag packing and carol singing, to fundraising days at Southampton General and the much anticipated Medsoc Charities Week, our members throw themselves into fundraising wholeheartedly, thanks in part to the enthusiasm and dedication of our committee. New initiatives this year include the upcoming Sports Ball, coffee mornings and a very popular naked calendar! We covered the calendar costs by involving sponsors and collaborating with a university photo society, so all money from sales could go straight to our charities.

Whilst creating new initiatives can seem a challenge, perhaps an even more daunting task is to organise established and much-loved annual events, yet we have pulled off some of the most well attended occasions of recent years. Our sporting events continue from strength to strength, as we not only took on the University teams at our varsity day but also arranged a varsity weekend against our medical school rivals, with 60 sportsmen and women representing Southampton. The Medsoc Annual Ball, Medsoc Families, The Body magazine and the annual charity toga party, which this year attracted over 700 guests, are just a handful of other traditions we have continued to run and yet have made our own.

St Andrews Surgical Society

Kate Tilley (
2009, a small group of students set up the University’s first surgical interest society. Since then, a multitude of lectures, skills workshops and anatomy revision tutorials have been run by the society and it continues to grow in size. The ‘Robert Walmsley lecture’ was created in 2011 as a yearly event held in the old Bute Buildings to commemorate this previous setting of the teaching of medicine in St Andrews; the inaugural lecture was delivered by Dr. David Sinclair. The society this year hosted its first national undergraduate surgical conference.


Teddy Bear Hospital St Andrews

Meera Kumar (
Teddy Bear Hospital St Andrews is a public health project set up to work with primary school children in deprived areas of Fife by educating them about health issues (health eating, excercise etc) through the medium of activities and games. We also aim to reduce anxiety and fears that children may have about healthcare professionals and hospitals through interactive play sessions, where teddies are used as patients so that the children have a better understanding of how things work in a healthcare setting.


University of St Andrews Friends of MSF

Ivan Kisyov (
We raise awareness of MSF campaigns and fundraise within the University of St Andrews.


University of St Andrews Surgical Society

David Clark (
Set up in November 2009, the Surgical Society at our solely pre-clinical schools aims to introduce students in their first 3 years of medical education to surgery as a discipline. We host career talks, lectures from academics renowned for their research and classes for skills which students are not exposed to at this stage, including suturing and laparoscopic techniques. There is also a strong culture of charity within the society.

SGUL University of Nicosia Medical School Society

Mohamoud Yusuf (
SGUL Nicosia Medical School Society is there to ensure the needs of our medical students are met.

a) Medical seminars and conferences.
b) Events that raise awareness of or money for worthwhile causes.
c) Actively engage and build a rapport with our community.
d) Sports and social events to escape from the stresses of medicine.



St George’s Opportunities in Surgery

Mr Benjamin Soukup (
We are a student run surgical society based at St George, University of London. We currently have around 400 hundred members. Throughout the year we run a variety of events designed to give students opportunities in surgery which they would not otherwise receive from the undergraduate curriculum. To this end we run monthly events such as suturing workshops, specialist talks and courses in plastic surgery, orthopaedic surgery and basic surgical skills.

UCL Chapter of the IHI Open School

Saiji Nageshwaran (
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School at UCL is a student run group which is fully endorsed by UCL Medical School that joins an international movement to change the way we look at healthcare.

The aim is to get students thinking and acting on issues related to patient safety and improving the quality of healthcare.

The Open School affords you the skills and opportunity to run your own health improvement projects and even present at national and international conferences.

Benefits for Chapter Members:

1. Learn about patient safety and quality improvement in health care

2. Receive a discounted rate to attend IHI’s National Forum

3. Participate in patient safety and quality improvement initiatives at health care organizations

4. Access IHI audio conferences and web-based events

5. Publish work in peer-reviewed journals and on IHI’s website

6. Influence and contribute new IHI Open School materials

7. Network with like-minded health professions students, faculty, and employers


UCLU Surgical Society

Teddy Tun Win HLA (
UCL Surgical Society ,since it was founded in 2004, has been committed to providing more information about surgery to medical students. The society holds educational and informative talks every fortnight or once a month and there are also hands-on workshops for all medical students. The workshops included Street medicine, Suturing and Orthofix. We had our first Basic Laparoscopy Course in 2009 and are working together for Basic Surgical Skills Training Course this academic year in 2010. UCL Surgical Society also has a volunteering scheme called ‘ Scrubs and Scalpels’ and are a good place for medical students to gain volunteering experience in the community. Last but not least, UCL Surgical Society have produced a publication called the Silver Scalpel and has just been launched in September 2010.

Anatomy Drawing Society

Charlotte Maplanka (
This student initiated society aims to aid our learning of Anatomy in a relaxed atmosphere by linking art into Anatomy learning and providing a continuous learning platform (a factor that underpins learning). This will offer the majority a chance to actively learn anatomy with help from our teachers and peers. This society also offer students opportunities to demonstrate anatomy a chance to use previously acquired knowledge,practice for exams and apply learning skills. We will work very closely with our medical school’s Anatomy Department with sessions that are parallel to our curriculum and extra revision sessions towards exams. This society also contribute to building up a collection of illustrations for our medical school.We aim to aid our earning process and equip us with the fundamental tools to grasp and understand anatomy, improve our observation skills and be better prepared for our future careers where the knowledge of anatomy remains paramount, underpinning clinical practice.


Heducate UEA

Suzy Parker (
We run mental health workshops in local schools with the aim of raising mental health awareness and tackling stigma, because there is little or no mental health education in the majority of schools. We also run talks at the med school on mental health related topics.


UEA Surgical Society

Evangelos Photi (
The UEA Surgical Society contains over 400 members ranging from year 1-5 of medical school. We regularly arrange practical surgical teaching sessions such as suturing, basic laparoscopy and catheterisation. We also invite consultants from a range of specialties to give educational talks and conduct revision sessions in anatomy and radiology.


Adrian Hayes (
We are a student-led patient safety society based at the University of Warwick. We aim to promote high quality patient care. We will research and encourage the implementation of simple, cost-effective and time-saving practices that enhance patient safety and are accepted by junior doctors. We will produce original evidence-based evaluations to inform our understanding of the issues surrounding patient safety and use these to inform our promotion of new ways of working. We will promote patient safety amongst junior staff and students, dispelling myths and negativity surrounding the field, and encouraging participation with our work.



Warwick Medical School Journal Club

Helga Magnusson (
Warwick Medical School Journal Club is an academic society for students within Warwick Medical School; it aims to promote student involvement in Medical research. Since forming in March 2010 our members have been involved in audits and have submitted articles to peer reviewed journals which are in the process of being published. We have also held a critical appraisal workshop and a case report focus session in collaboration with BMJ Case Reports. These two sessions aimed to teach students to interpret and analyse scientific data and how to write case reports respectively. However, our greatest achievement to date is the successful organisation of the first ever Warwick Undergraduate Research Conference.


Warwick Medics Ski / Board

Alex Ashley (
Snowsports club running under Warwick MedSoc. We run an annual ski trip to France called the “Winter Tour”. We also organise social events such as meals out and trips to the UK snowslopes for practice sessions.


WMS Paediatric Society

Amy Baker (
We are a society aimed at promoting all things related to the
specialty of PAEDIATRICS! From introducing you to the specialty and running TEACHING SESSIONS, to providing ELECTIVES ADVICE and working with children and their families through BEDSIDE PLAY, we hope to raise the profile of paediatrics and work closely with the GRACE RESEARCH FUND, a Coventry and Warwickshire based fundraisinginitiative providing support for MEDICAL RESEARCH in paediatrics.

If you have any questions, we would love to hear from you!


University of Warwick Medical Society (MedSoc)

Alex Ashley (
Warwick MedSoc is a student-run society for medical students. We are responsible for ensuring our members have the best student experience possible while meeting other medical students. students have access to a number of sports and academic societies set up under Warwick MedSoc. In addition to this we have welfare support available and also run numerous social events throughout the year to ensure integration between different year groups.

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