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Clubs and societies

As you settle in to life at Hull York Medical School, there are plenty of opportunities to meet people, have fun, dust off old skills and develop new ones.


Never a dull moment

As a student at Hull York Medical School you will be warmly welcomed into our community by our two MedSocs – our vibrant, student run societies based at Hull and York.

There are a range of sports clubs, societies and fundraising activities, which will provide you with lots of opportunities to make new friends and connections.

Both MedSocs also puts on a range of events throughout the year, including film nights, themed parties, charity fundraisers, talks from guest speakers, and the Summer and Winter Balls.

MedSoc is also always on hand to offer support if you need advice on your studies or university life, and its Medic Parent scheme – where first year students are paired up with a mentor in the year above – ensures that every medical student has someone looking out for them.

MedSoc raising money for Cancer Research
Students for Global Health
MedSoc CPR marathon for BHF

Societies, clubs and charities

Take a look at a selection of just a few of the societies you can join:

Pre-Hospital Care Programme

The Pre-Hospital Care Programme offers medical students a fantastic opportunity to gain greater insight and exposure to emergency medicine.

Members have the opportunity to be trained by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to become Community First Responders, and once qualified can then respond to 999 calls.

The Programme also hosts monthly academic forums led by healthcare professionals. Becoming a member of the Pre-Hospital Care Programme is an incredibly rewarding and diversifying experience – this is an opportunity not to be missed!


SurgSoc runs a variety of events throughout the year, from surgical speciality talks to a scrubs social!

From suturing sessions to taking part in the Undergraduate National Surgical Conference, SurgSoc offer something for everybody.

Teddy Bear Hospital

Teddy Bear Hospital works with children in local primary schools to help them feel comfortable around healthcare professionals.

The society plays medical-themed games using teddy bear ‘patients’, and helps inform children about x-rays, calling 999 and handwashing. Children even get to write special ‘pawscriptions’ for the bears in their care.

Students for Global Health

Students for Global Health (SfGH) runs clinical exchanges for third- and fourth-year students to a variety of countries around the world.

Working with the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations, students can attend a month-long placement in almost any country and specialty of their choosing, providing a cheap and equitable exchange programme while ensuring an enriching experience for the students.

Wilderness Medicine

The Wilderness Medicine Society is ideal for students who love experiencing the outdoors. The society takes trips around the country, hiking and exploring the wilderness as well as learning about how medicine is practised in less-than-ideal conditions.

The society also holds talks throughout the year about travel medicine and electives, while expeditions offer great opportunities to get away from the busy life of medicine, make new friends, and learn about a different kind of medicine!

Cardiology Society

The Cardiology Society hosts a variety of events throughout the year for those interested in the speciality, or those who want to improve their knowledge for their exams.

The society hosts a guest lecture series, hands-on practical sessions, and research and teaching opportunities.

Hull York Sports

Students have the opportunity to join in a number of sports teams, with medical students as well as alumni taking part! Teams and groups you can join include: football, rugby and netball.

University clubs and societies

As a registered student at Hull and York Universities, you can also join any of the multitude of societies they offer, from SCUBA diving and music societies to Game of Thrones!

Hull University Students’ Union

University of York Students’ Union