MedSoc has a huge variety of societies, sports and charities for you to get involved in. There truly is something for everyone! Take a look at just some 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.
Global Medsin York
From natural disasters in the developing world to tackling homelessness, Global Health Medsin York works for change locally, nationally and globally.
If you like debating, campaigning and taking action against health inequality then this society is for you.
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.
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!
Marrow is a network of student groups that help save the lives of people with blood cancer. There are over 50 groups, with hundreds of volunteers in universities across the country.
28% of all Anthony Nolan stem cell donations are the result of Marrow’s work. Volunteering with Marrow means you can really make a difference to the lives of people with blood cancer. It also means you’ll be working with our other incredible Marrow volunteers on a variety of events, campaigns and projects throughout the academic year.
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: hockey, football, rugby and netball.