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MedSocs (or Medical Student Societies) are the students' unions for the 32 medical schools in the UK. It is their remit to look after the educational, pastoral, social and representational needs of the 8,000 medical students in the UK.

History

Since the beginnings of teaching hospitals and their medical schools in the 18th century, there have always been organisations supporting the needs of their students. As hospitals began to merge with universities at the beginning of the 20th century, their student unions' merged as well. Nowadays most universities with a medical school have a student society as part of the students' union who's remit it is to look after the needs of the medical students.

Student Life

It is the job of the medsocs to organise the social aspects of student life at medical school. This includes the various student clubs and societies, entertainment and sporting events.

There are various organisations representing the medsocs. MedGroup represents the 5 medsocs of the United Hospitals in London, the BMA Medical Students Committee looks after representational matters, and the National Association of Medics' Sports organises the sporting fixtures between the medical schools.

Additionally, The Scottish and Northern Irish Medics' Sports (SNIMS) competition takes place annually between the medical societies of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, St Andrews and Queen's medical schools; the competition is hosted on a rota-basis between Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. SNIMS 2012 will be hosted by the University of Glasgow MedChir Society on the weekend of October 26th-28th.

See also


Medical schools in the United Kingdom
England
London
Midlands
North
South
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Overseas Territories
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