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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 MedSoc – vibrant, student run societies based at Hull and York, who are committed to enhancing your time at medical school.

In addition, there are a range of sports clubs, societies and fundraising activity, which will provide you with lots of opportunities to make new friends and connections, as well as dust off old skills or develop new ones. From the Wilderness Medicine and Surgical Societies to the Teddy Bear Hospital and numerous sports teams – you’ll never be short of things to do.

MedSoc also puts on a range of events throughout the year, including film nights, themed parties, charity fundraisers, talks from guest speakers – and not forgetting the dazzling 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

Endless opportunities

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.

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!

Hull Marrow

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.

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: hockey, football, rugby and netball.

University societies

And that's not all....

While MedSoc boasts an impressive range of medically-themed clubs, charities 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!