Aberdeen Dental Society

We are a student run society for students and staff of the Institute of Dentistry.

We aim to raise awareness and profile of the Institute of Dentistry, as well as organise social, educational and vocational events for students and staff.

Aberdeen DermSoc

Aberdeen DermSoc aims to widen student knowledge of dermatology and promote interest in dermatological careers.

Dermatology at the University of Aberdeen forms only a small part of our curriculum, with approximately 2 weeks designated to the speciality.  Our society believes students could benefit from further exposure to the field and aims to achieve this through talks and tutorials pertaining to dermatology. 

Aberdeen Global Surgery Society (AGSS)

A group of medical students who are passionate about improving surgical, anaesthesia and obstetric care globally!

Aberdeen Global Surgery Society (AGSS) was set up to create a platform for medical students to promote discussions about the disparity in surgical, anaesthesia and obstetric care around the world, especially in low and middle-income countries (LMIC).

Collaborating with global surgical and humanitarian societies, we aim to tackle these inequalities through awareness, education and research in global surgery. Come and be a part of AGSS, where there are endless of opportunities to make changes happen!

Aberdeen GP Society

Aberdeen GP Society aims to promote general practice as a career to medical students, providing talks and practical events throughout the year.

If you are interested in breadth of knowledge and lifelong learning in many branches of medicine, General Practice could be for you. The GP Society aims to provide you with talks and practical events lead by experienced and knowledgeable GP’s, so you can have some prior knowledge of the career to help you decide if General Practice is for you.

Aberdeen HeartStart

A student run society involved in teaching school pupils some basic life support

HeartStart is an exciting student run society which allows members to teach basic first aid to school pupils. We teach pupils in the Aberdeen area and want to promote the importance and practice of safe and effective basic life support.

Aberdeen Marrow

We are a pioneering student charity who find matches for blood cancer patients needing a lifesaving transplant

We are Aberdeen Marrow, a pretty special bunch of students who help save the lives of people with blood cancer. We are part of a student network of over 40 UK universities and 7 abroad that volunteers for the charity Anthony Nolan.  Their vision is, ultimately, to save the lives of everyone who needs a bone marrow or stem transplant.  In order to achieve this, Aberdeen Marrow helps to find bone marrow and stem cell donors for those in need of a transplant and raise precious funds for the vital work of Anthony Nolan!

Aberdeen Medic Outreach Society

AMOS aims to widen access to medical school and consequently the medical profession

The Aberdeen Medic Outreach Society aims to widen access to medical school by providing support and opportunities for high school students when applying to and entering medical school.

Aberdeen Medical Humanities Society

Promoting interest in medical humanities, holistic practice and alternative perspectives on medicine, healthcare, health and illness.

Our society will promote and foster creativity, open-mindedness, wellbeing, patient centred and holistic practice of healthcare.  Events will include film nights, book group, creative writing opportunities, art classes and speakers from a wide range of humanities disciplines.

Aberdeen Medical Women’s Association

The mission of AMWA is to promote female leadership and empower women to achieve their professional ambitions within medicine and academic research.

We aim to achieve this through holding career-focused events and workshops for members to learn new skills, create personal and professional connections through an established mentorship programme and small group meetings to allow members to discuss and share opportunities and challenges.  Overall, AMWA hopes to promote female leadership and to overturn gender stereotypes and achieve equality in the workplace, especially in surgery and academic medicine.

 Aberdeen Medics Badminton Club

Medics Badminton Club for all levels and abilities

Aberdeen Medics Badminton Society is a fun, relaxed society where everyone from beginners to experts can come along to participate.  Each session has free time and organised games.  Each year we send a team to SNIMS. 

Aberdeen Medics Basketball Club

The Medics Basketball Club

The basketball club is open to all medical students and is a great opportunity for those already with experience wanting to play more often or for those simply looking to take up a new sport. Sessions will be held at ASV on a regular basis. All skill levels welcome, we guarantee to make you a better basketball player by the end of the year.

Aberdeen Medics Football Club

Founded by medical students for all medical science students, we marry the social and competitive sides of football that prioritise good attitude and a sense of humour.

We are the only medical sports team to compete against other university teams in the BUCS league.  We also take part against other medical schools in the annual SNIMS (which we won this year 2016-17) and NAMS events.  We also focus on the social side, regularly hosting 7s matches at ASV as well as regular socials throughout the year (both are a crucial part of AUMFC).

All are welcome, so come along to our trials and see how you get on!

Aberdeen Medics Netball Team

A fun and sociable recreational netball team for Aberdeen’s Medical Students

Medic’s Netball is a recreational netball team open to all medical students of any ability, at Aberdeen University.  Throughout the year we hold various training sessions and organise friendly matched with various local teams.  By joining our society you will be invited to attend some of the best social and sporting events of the year, including SNIMS and Medic Sports Ball.  The club will enable you to meet other students with similar interests whilst also giving you the opportunity to improve both your fitness and netball skills.

Aberdeen Medics Rugby Football Club

A Rugby Team within the medical school centred around playing a high level of rugby 

Aberdeen Medics Rugby Football Club is a student run rugby club within the medical school.  We pride ourselves on being a rugby team in our own right with weekly training and Saturday league matches.  We also offer the opportunity to play in the annual Scottish medical school sports competition played every October and our annual Doctors vs Students match every November.  The AMRFC offers a great social scene to all its members and promises a high level of rugby whilst giving members the feeling they belong in the club from the outset.

Aberdeen Medics Snow Sports Society (ABDN MED SNOW)

A ski and snow society formed to bring together people with an interest in snow sports.

Aberdeen Medics Snow Sports (ABDN MED SNOW) is a society centered on providing the opportunity for medical, dental and physician associate students to attend an annual ski trip to the Alps. We aim to organise a ski trip for all levels, from those with a background in snow sports to the less experienced students. We hope to enable students with similar interests an opportunity to meet and socialise with others in the medical schools of Aberdeen University.

Aberdeen Medics Swimming Club

Student run swimming team for medical students and physician associates

Aberdeen medics swim team is a great society for anyone interested in swimming. We aim to help you improve your technique and gain confidence and fitness in the pool while igniting a passion for swimming.  It is also a great way to meet new friends in other years and take a break from studying! All abilities welcome.

Aberdeen Medics Volleyball Club

Fun, energetic and relaxed.

Do you fancy a laugh? Do you fancy a good time? Do you fancy a chilled sport? Then volleyball is the society for you! We are a light-hearted, fun team always looking to recruit new members - we welcome people of all abilities and this is a great way to relax from the university curriculum. We meet fortnightly for training and have socials throughout the year – things are of course different for the club this year but as soon as circumstances allow we can’t wait to come back! Search us on Facebook for more - ‘Aberdeen Medics Volleyball Club’.

Aberdeen MedTech

Aberdeen MedTech strives to raise awareness of the role of technology in health care amongst medical students.

As a society, we aim to create a space for medical students to familiarize themselves with the technologies that could transform the practice of medicine. As such, our events will include talks from clinicians, engineers and entrepreneurs that have contributed to MedTech innovation. Moreover, data analysis is the cornerstone of medical research and coding is becoming a critical skill in various disciplines. Therefore, we also aim to provide students with the fundamental knowledge in these areas through the organisation of practical workshops. Through this, we strive to equip students with the tools to keep up with the increasingly digitised landscape of medicine.

Aberdeen Mindfulness Society

Our society aims to provide student support via student led advice and techniques based around the concept of mindfulness.  We hope to help students to look after their mental health during their time at Uni and beyond.

Medicine is a stressful profession and our society aims to help students manage their workload and provide them with the tools to thrive both within the course and into their professional lives.

 Aberdeen Musical Medics Society (AMMS)

Musical society with instrumental groups including the chamber orchestra, string ensemble, wind ensemble, traditional and jazz groups

The musical medics society is a non-auditioning orchestra for medical students of all standards of musical ability to play together in a social and inclusive setting. We run an orchestra and multiple ensembles, with the option for smaller groups and soloists to perform with us at our annual Christmas charity concert. Rehearsals are arranged around our busy schedules and run weekly from the start of the year in September until the concert, with smaller group activities in the spring term. This includes regular socials and post rehearsal pub trips! Whatever you play we've got space for you.

Aberdeen Obstetrics & Gynaecological Society

Enrich student knowledge of reproductive and genitourinary medicine and promote a career in obstetrics and gynaecology to medical students.

The society offers an insight into the care of the pregnant woman and management of diseases specific to women and sexual health. We aim to promote a career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as Genitourinary medicine through talks and workshops. The society hopes to engage students through a range of educational opportunities from revision seminars and clinical skills practice to student debates. We hope to increase awareness of global matters such as period poverty and female genital mutilation through talks by specialists. In addition, we will fundraise for charities that help protect vulnerable women and support those locally in Aberdeen who have suffered a miscarriage. Be part of a society that will engage its students at all levels, providing knowledge about sub-specialities, research and electives. The society is affiliated with the British Undergraduate Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. We welcome students at all levels of medical school to come along, meet the committee and enjoy the range of activities we can offer you as an undergraduate.

Aberdeen Ophthalmology Society

A student led society to promote Ophthalmology as a Career

The main aim of the Aberdeen Ophthalmology Society it to promote Ophthalmology as a career to all medical students at the university.  Unlike other specialties, Ophthalmology involves a combination of surgery and medicine.  These treatments can often be life changing to patients making this specialty extremely rewarding.

During clinical years, Ophthalmology is only covered for one week and as a society we would like medical students to know about this specialty.  Over the academic year, we aim to introduce clinical knowledge in Ophthalmology that would otherwise not be taught in our undergraduate teaching.

Students that are interested in joining our society, please contact us through email or Facebook!

Aberdeen Singaporean and Malaysian Society

Creating a family for Singaporeans and Malaysians in Aberdeen

Aberdeen University Singaporean and Malaysian Medical Society is a student-led club bringing together Singaporeans and Malaysians living away from home. We hope to build a community of familiarity, support and encouragement to help see you through your entire journey here. Whether it be celebrating cultural festivals together, getting advice from seniors or just to be near a familiar accent, we want to be there for you lah! So come join us for a little bit of home right here in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Sports and Exercise Medicine Society

Inter-university society for healthcare students and professionals interested in Sports & Exercise Medicine (SEMS)

Inter-university society (between RGU and the University of Aberdeen) raising awareness of Sports & Exercise Medicine.  This is a newfound healthcare speciality recognised in 2005 by the NHS.  We aim to hold regular events including; evening talks from visiting healthcare specialists on SEM topics, providing students with an opportunity to gain relevant work experience, share knowledge and experiences and provide an avenue to conferences/courses/journals.  JOIN TO FIND OUT MORE!

This year we have won a bid to host the annual undergraduate SEMs conference in Edinburgh (this is the first time it has been in Scotland).  This adds extra work for the committee so we are looking to recruit more members and committee members.

Aberdeen Student Society for Academic Medicine (ASSAM)

Aberdeen Student Society for Academic Medicine (ASSAM) fosters interest in medical research amongst undergraduate medical students

The aims of our society are to inspire medical students to pursue a career in academia and highlight the importance of basic research skills and critical appraisal in every day clinical practice.  Our activities include monthly journal club meetings, public engagement events, and various evenings aimed at preparation for academic foundation program applications.  Our society is also evolving to integrate academically themed dentistry events.

The key event in our calendar is the Academic Careers Evening, where talks are delivered by accomplished clinical academics from a diverse range of specialties.  A high-profile speaker delivers the keynote lecture.

Aberdeen University Anaesthetics Society

We aim to promote interest in the specialty of Anaesthetics

Aberdeen University Anaesthetics Society is a student run society that will organise events throughout the year for those interested in anaesthetics. The society aims to run themed lecture evenings, delivered by experts in the field as well as offering career and CV building advice.

There will also be opportunities for additional training and demonstration of anaesthetic procedures and equipment.

Aberdeen University Medic Hockey Club

A fun mixed-gender hockey club for Aberdeen’s Medical Students

We are a mixed-gender recreational hockey club open to medical students of all abilities.  We have over 50 regularly playing members that meet on a semi-regular basis to train for events including matches against the OCT, other university medic teams, ‘Doctors vs. Medics’, 5th years vs. the rest’ and SNIMS.  We also have social events throughout the year such as the Medics Sports Ball and our Christmas Social.  This club is a great opportunity to keep active and meet other like-minded medical students.

Aberdeen University Medics Ultimate Frisbee Team

A fun and relaxed team for medics with an interest in Ultimate Frisbee.

A fun and relaxed team for medics with an interest in Ultimate Frisbee. The purpose of the team will be to compete in friendly competitions, including against other medical schools across Scotland and Northern Ireland in the annual SNIMS event.

Aberdeen University Medics Women's Football Club

Women’s football team for Medical Students at Aberdeen University

We aim to provide a break from the books and a chance to keep fit through weekly football training sessions.  Our doors are open to all levels, whether you’re very experienced or have never kicked a ball in your life.  Some of our bigger competitions include SNIMS and NAMS.  This year we also hope to organise friendly’s with Dundee Medics.  There will also be the chance to let your hair down at our social events and the annual Medics Sports Ball.

Aberdeen University Paediatric Society (AUPS)

Aberdeen University Paediatrics Society (AUPS) is a group of medical students interested in paediatrics and child health. We hope to encourage other medical and PA students to explore this specialty.

We aim to provide additional learning events to enhance students’ knowledge and broaden their experience in paediatrics. We also fundraise for local children's charities!

Our Paediatric Play Volunteering project enables a limited number of Year 1-3 and intercalating medical students to assist Play Therapists at the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital.

Save a Life with AUPS teaches Save a Baby and Child’s Life workshops in the community.

Acute, Critical and Emergency Care Society

A Society for Medical and PA Students interested in Acute, Critical and Emergency Medicine

If you are interested in a career in Acute, Critical or Emergency Medicine, want to practice your skills and even work alongside clinical staff in A&E at night, then we’re the society for you.  ACES will be bringing you a variety of talks, practical workshops and other events throughout the year, as well as continuing to run our A&E volunteering scheme and introducing our brand new AMIA volunteering scheme!

Arab Cultural Society

An inclusive society for students who are interested in the culture, food and tradition found in various Arab countries.

The Arab Cultural Society is a society for everyone that is interested in the incredible culture found in various Arab countries. It is for those who want to learn about the beauty, eloquence and diversity found within the Arabic language, to try delicious traditional foods or to learn more about a culture that values generosity and hospitality. Even better, throughout the year we will be raising money for worthy causes all over the world!  

Black Medics Scotland Aberdeen

Black Medics Scotland (BMS) Aberdeen is a UK based organisation (charity) set up to tackle the under-representation of African-Caribbean people within the British medical profession. 

Black Medics Scotland (BMS) Aberdeen is a UK based organisation (charity) set up to tackle the under-representation of African-Caribbean people within the British medical profession. We also aim to provide a network for black medical students and doctors, as well as mentor and offer assistance to black students interested in studying medicine. 

British Medical Association

An organisation that stands up and supports medical students and doctors

The BMA is the trade union for medical students and doctors, providing a platform for members to voice their views at a national level. The society works to provide support and advice in the areas of student welfare, finance and education. We also work closely with our junior doctor colleagues to ensure students are kept well informed about the future of the medical profession.

Finally, the BMA library is a fantastic resource available to all student members.


Oncology and Haematology Society

CHaemO is the Students’ Oncology and Haematology Society at the University of Aberdeen.  Our society aims to promote cancer awareness, as well as provide information about the specialties of Oncology and Haematology and the field of academic research.  We host educational lectures at the University of Aberdeen, as well as carry relevant practical and revision sessions, host charity events at the Suttie Centre as well as carry out public engagement to promote healthier lifestyles and minimise onco-promoting habits.

Christian Medical Fellowship

Uniting and Equipping Christian Medical Students and Doctors

Connect & Grow, Speak & Serve

The Christian Medical Fellowship unites and equips Christian medical students, doctors and nurses to live and speak for Jesus Christ.  We regularly meet to encourage one and other over a meal.


Aberdeen University's society of pathology and radiology

How do you diagnose pneumonia, liver cirrhosis or sickle cell anaemia without the help of diagnostic specialities?

Our aim is to promote and educate medical students about medical specialities used to aid diagnosis of conditions such as pathology and radiology. We are determined to bust the myth that these specialties are boring and reclusive, and to bring them a new exciting look!

Endocrinology and Diabetes

Promoting interest and education of a specialty that deals with one of the most globally prevalent diseases as well as all other glands and their respective hormones

Unlike may other specialities, Endocrinology has rapidly increased in demand, with 1 in 11 people worldwide estimated to suffer from diabetes. The endocrine system in the most important system within our body with functions ranging from controlling mood to growth and development. Endocrinology is dynamic with research ranging from transgender medicine to thyroid cancer. Our society aims to bring exciting insight with topical debates, podcasts, career talks, guest lectures by innovative UK researchers and patient with rare conditions. We also conduct revision workshops and fundraise for local charities. Are you ready to join our society to benefit the world?


Foresterhill Muslim Students Association (FHMSA - A subcommittee of Aberdeen University Muslim Students Association)

Providing Muslim Students with representation and support on the Foresterhill Campus, involving the entire population based at Foresterhill.

FHMSA aims to support our peers in both their learning and spiritual well-being.  We aim to work closely with the AUMSA to host a range of educational events such as lectures to support the medical students as well as hosting social events which aim to provide benefit to our community such as Charity Week and various other fundraising events. 

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society

This society is for people interested in both the medical and surgical careers you can peruse in gastroenterology.

Our society aims to promote Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Unsure of whether you want to go into medicine or surgery? Well our society caters to both these fields and will host many events showing the diverse nature of the specialists. You don't need to make your mind up straight away! We will be hosting numerous events throughout the year, consolidating knowledge learnt in class as well as helping you out when it comes to revision and exams.  We like to say "what goes in must come out", as we will teach you about everything that happens in between!

Geriatric Medicine Student Society (GEMSS)

The main aim of GEMSS is to promote elderly medicine as a specialty to medical students.

We also aim to give students experience and training in some of the practical skills required in care of elderly individuals that are not otherwise emphasised in undergraduate teaching.  We combine this with activities that make a small difference to elderly patients in hospital, such as our popular student volunteering scheme.

GradSoc 2019

Social and fundraising society for the Medical School Class of 2019

Aberdeen University Medical School GradSoc 2019 is here to fundraise so that we can provide you with the best Graduation Ball possible!

Join our society to be kept up-to-date with our monthly socials and running total.

GradSoc 2020

The Graduation Society for the Class of 2020

Gaining funds for graduation ball one social at a time!  We strive to bring the year group together by holding fun social and fundraising events that will appeal to the class of 2020 with the goal of celebrating our time at University of Aberdeen Medical School.

GradSoc 2021

The Social and Fundraising Society for the Class of 2021

We want to unite the year through different events and fun activities, all while fundraising to give us the best Halfway Ball and Grad Ball possible!

GradSoc 2023

Social and fundraising society for the Medical School Class of 2023

We aim to bring you the best Halfway and Grad Ball possible. We hope our events and fundraising activities will bring our year together so we can have the best time at the University of Aberdeen Medical School.

Immunology & Infectious Diseases Society

Promoting the specialties of Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

From Global pandemics to the looming threat of anti-biotic resistance; Immunotherapy to autoimmune diseases. As the Immunology & Infectious disease society we provide a platform to discuss topics such as these in a number of ways; talks, interactive scenarios and workshops. Get infected with a passion for IIDs!

InterProfessional Education (IPE) Society

An award- winning society that promotes interprofessional working and learning about other healthcare roles.

IPEsoc promotes interprofessional working through events focused on wide-ranging topics, from Mental Health, to Infection, to Surgery- but always emphasising looking at patient care from various perspectives.

Our events involve students rotating around a range of stations organised and delivered by teams of healthcare students (plus some guest speakers). One station might be trying out some of the equipment used by biomedical scientists, the next demonstration and discussion of an exercise routine delivered by physiotherapists, and the next a roleplay scenario focused on interacting with patients with different communication challenges. We certainly try to keep switching things up!

 Macleod Internal Medicine Society

An academic society that aims to facilitate growth and learning of future clinicians and to promote a career within Internal Medicine.

The Macleod Internal Medicine Society seeks to promote a career within Internal Medicine. The society aims to inculcate a spirit of mentorship and teaching via student led educational events throughout the year. In addition, the society provides a platform to create opportunities for members to enhance their CV.

The Macleod Internal Medicine Society endeavours to honour the work of Professor John J.R. Macleod, an Aberdeen alumnus and the former Dean of the University of Aberdeen Medical Faculty, whose co-discovery of Insulin led to the subsequent Nobel Prize award.

Medical Genetics: Aberdeen

Medical Genetics at Aberdeen offers the opportunity to get a better understanding of the importance of genetics in medicine through talks, conferences and workshops.

Genetics is among the basic sciences that provide the basis of precision medicine. The result of this being its crucial role in personalised medicine. Our events range from examining how differences at the molecular level can cause an altered phenotype to guidance on how to get involved with research specific to genetics and the Clinical Genetics department. We will also be offering opportunities to get involved in teaching Genetics in association with the Clinical Genetics department at the University of Aberdeen. Join us and learn how genetics is making the world a better place every day!

MedSci Peers

A scheme to support the academic needs of students within Medical Science disciplines

We provide support, assistance and guidance to students studying Medical Sciences.  With us, you can receive first-hand advice from students on your course on everything from dilutions to report writing.  With sessions advertised weekly, we ensure you have every opportunity to have your questions and concerns addressed.  Come along to ask questions you were too afraid to ask in lectures and get advice from familiar faces!

Peer Assisted Learning (PALS)

Medical School Peer Assisted Learning Scheme

To enhance and enrich current medical education with high quality student-led tutorials, mentorships and activities.

Physicians Associate

Providing support for Physician Associate students throughout their time at Aberdeen University

The PA society is for PA students from both years to meet and socialise, particularly with supporting the new year one students with their studies. The academic year will be filled with revision sessions for exams and a few socials to relieve the stress of a busy year.

Sensory Awareness Society

Raise awareness and money for charities that aid people with sensory impairment, and provide skills and training to aid medical students in practice.

Sensory impairment is a very prolific problem, and we believe that it is an area that needs to be highlighted. We aim to help by raising awareness of the challenges of sensory impairment and supporting local charities who focus on overcoming these adversities. In our society you will have the opportunity to complete sensory awareness training with North East Sensory Services to aid your future work in practice. Along with the training we will fundraise for relevant charities, hold socials, provide seminars and visit guide dogs!

Sexpression Aberdeen

Empowering young people to make informed decisions about their sexual health

Sexpression Aberdeen is part of a network of students based in Aberdeen, who believe in empowering young people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health through education.

Sexpression is committed to empowering young people to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.  We do this primarily by running workshops in schools teaching sex-ed as well as topics such as consent and LGBT issues.  We also run talks, discussions and training sessions for other students and promote sexual health and awareness on campus.

Students for Global Health Aberdeen

Combatting inequality via education, advocacy and community action!

Be part of a society where you can meet people from across the world, travel, campaign for issues close to your heart, attend music festivals for free, organise fundraiser events and intern at organisations such as the WHO.

We're a friendly bunch who aim to tackle inequalities locally, nationally and internationally via education, advocacy and community action. 

For more information drop us an e-mail aberdeen@studentsforglobalhealth.org and be sure to check out our Facebook page "Students for Global Health Aberdeen" and our instagram sfgh_aberdeen to see what we're up to and find out how you can get involved!

Society for Medical Statistics

Student society promoting the fields of epidemiology and medical statistics.

Our society is aiming to promote deeper knowledge of statistical methods, epidemiology, and evidence-based medicine amongst undergraduate medical and dental students. Join us and have the opportunity to attend statistics tutorials led by experts in the field from our universtiy, as well as joining group-based discussions regarding evidence-based medicine.

Teddy Bear Hospital

Teddy Bear Hospital makes at trip to the doctor seem less scary for children!

TBH is an international project which aims to educate children and introduce them to the healthcare setting in an enjoyable way attempting to reduce fear and anxiety of healthcare environments, professional and procedures. At Aberdeen we operate as a project under Medsin but we also work independently as a society. We visit primary schools on a regular basis running workshops. You will be given training on all the workshops we run (object, game, consultation, operation...) as well as up to date child protection training! So keep a look out for training days and join us!

The Ogston Surgical Society

Promoting a Career in surgery for medical undergraduates

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. Changes in surgical training mean that students are expected to specialise at an earlier stage. The society offers an insight into the different specialities in order to enable students to make informed decisions concerning their professional careers. The Ogston Society is inspired by the work of Sir Alexander Ogston and has a largely academic background aimed at providing additional surgical experience to undergraduate medical students.

The Orthopaedic Surgery and Rheumatology Society (THOR)

Promoting the exposure of orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine

We are a group of like-minded individuals with an interest in a career in Orthopaedic surgery or Rheumatology! Our society aims to promote these specialities through lectures and interactive workshops throughout the year, which will give you a taste of what it is like to be a rheumatologist or orthopaedic surgeon! If you are interested in either this is the society for you!

The Society of Otorhinolaryngology

A society which aims to promote careers in otorhinolaryngology.

The aim of The Society of Otorhinolaryngology is to generate interest in a career in otorhinolaryngology (ENT) for medical students. We hope to have regular events throughout the academic year to allow students to practice and improve at all things ENT!

University of Aberdeen Aviation and Space Medicine Society

Promoting space medicine research and expanding the horizons of medical students in Aberdeen.

New for 2020, the University of Aberdeen Aviation and Space Medicine Society aims to shed light on this niche area of medicine, turning all the physiological principles you thought you understood upside down as you consider what happens to the human body as you manipulate the gravitational forces it’s put under. Come along and listen to our experts talk about their work, you might just learn something new and interesting! We’ll be hosting talks from aerospace medicine experts all over the world, as well as a monthly journal club and a virtual student conference!

University of Aberdeen Cardiovascular Society

Promoting Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiology is a fascinating career path which requires diligence, determination and an extensive array of skills and knowledge. The Cardiovascular Society aims to provide guidance and support to help shape career pathways. Through workshops, revision sessions, clinical events, research advice and much more, we hope to strengthen the fundamentals required for all things ‘Cardiology’. Budding cardiologists or those keen to have a greater understanding of this core speciality which underpins all other specialities, we have you covered. Opportunities are aimed at all levels, so we encourage all students to make use of the range of activities we offer.


University of Aberdeen Medical Society

Providing support in education and social/cultural opportunities for medical students at all stages in their career

With over 800 active members and counting, MedSoc is the oldest, largest, and best society at the University of Aberdeen. MedSoc has been supporting the needs of Aberdeen medical students for over 100 years, and from day one of first year we’ll be there to ensure that you get the most out of your time here. From revision and mindfulness events when exam stress becomes too much, to sorting you into your very own medic family, hosting Adoption Night, the Big Night of Fun, SNIMS and, of course, the world-famous MedSoc Ball, we do it all and much, much more!


University of Aberdeen Neurological and Neurosurgical Society

An academic society aiming to promote careers in neurological based specialties.

We aim to promote neurological based specialities to students through; enriching understanding and experience of these specialities, providing clinical and exam-orientated teaching, and increasing exposure to research within these specialities.


University of Aberdeen Plastics, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgical Society (APRASS)

A new generation of aspiring plastic surgeons who are passionate about rebuilding and changing lives.

Unliked most surgical specialities, 'Plastic Surgery' is not defined by a specific anatomical area, but by its techniques.

University of Aberdeen Plastics, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Society (APRASS) was set up with 3 goals in mind: To provide support to aspiring plastic surgeons, to break the sterotypes surrounding cosmetic surgery, and to help establish networks between our medics and others with similar interests nationwide. 

This is an opportunity for you to delve deeper into a career in 'Plastic Surgery' and discover more about its intricacies.  You might even find something that sparks your passion for it!

University of Aberdeen Psychiatry Society 

A society for people interested in psychiatry as a profession, increasing psychiatric knowledge and skills or for those passionate about issues surrounding mental health.

The University of Aberdeen Psychiatry society is a newly founded society (2019) which aims to provide students with a society where they can further explore psychiatry as a speciality; consolidate and further their knowledge of psychiatry; build on their psychiatry communication skills; raised funds and awareness for mental health charities and issues respectively, and connect with other students who have an interest in pursuing the field as a career.

University of Aberdeen Respiratory Medicine Society

Society that promotes respiratory medicine to medical students and promotes the asthma and allergen foundation 

The University of Aberdeen Respiratory Medicine Society is a society which aims to provide various educational events on respiratory physiology anatomy, pathology and clinical skills. We have close with the asthma and allergen foundation and look to promote their cause through our society and the events we host. We would to love to you to support our charity events and society events throughout the year so please do join if you are interested and a have passion for respiratory medicine.


Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Society

Wilderness, pre-hospital, expedition and emergency medicine; outdoor skills; good messy fun.

WEMS holds skills sessions, lecture nights, weekends away and run trips to national conferences throughout the year. Our interests are many and varied, but include: pre-hospital care, military medicine, expedition medicine, critical and road traffic accident care. The wide range of training we give means we have something for everyone, being a mountaineer is definitely not a requirement! Our society is open to everyone with an interest, medics and non-medics alike.

Youth Stop AIDS

We aim to raise awareness on and campaign for the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS

We are part of a UK-wide, youth-led movement campaigning for a world without AIDS. We speak out, take creative action and engage those in power to ensure that governments, global institutuions and corporations are committed to ending AIDS by 2030. As a society we are working with national organisations to tackle many other issues surrounding HIV and AIDS such as stigma, discrimination and availability of medicines here in the UK and around the world. We do this through running campaigns and lobbying as well as raising awareness through our social events and annual Speaker Tour.