- Aberdeen Dental Society
- Aberdeen GP Society
- Aberdeen HeartStart
- Aberdeen Marrow
- Aberdeen Medic Outreach Society
- Aberdeen Medic Ski and Snow Society
- Aberdeen Medical Humanities Society
- Aberdeen Medical Women's Association
- Aberdeen Medics Badminton Club
- Aberdeen Medics Basketball Club
- Aberdeen Medics Football Club
- Aberdeen Medics Netball Team
- Aberdeen Medics Rugby Football Club
- Aberdeen Medics Volleyball Club
- Aberdeen Mindfulness Society
- Aberdeen Musical Medics Society (AMMS)
- Aberdeen Obstetrics & Gynaecological Society
- Aberdeen Ophthalmology Society
- Aberdeen Singapore Society
- Aberdeen Sports and Exercise Medicine Society
- Aberdeen Student Society for Academic Medicine (ASSAM)
- Aberdeen University Anaesthetics Society
- Aberdeen University Medic Hockey Club
- Aberdeen University Medics Ultimate Frisbee Team
- Aberdeen University Medics Women's Football Club
- Aberdeen University Muslim Student Association (AUMSA)
- Aberdeen University Paediatric Society (AUPS)
- Aberdeen Wilderness Medical Society
- Acute, Critical and Emergency Care Society
- Biomedical Society
- British Medical Association
- Christian Medical Fellowship
- Endocrinology and Diabetes
- Friends of Medecins Sans Frontieres
- Geriatric Medicine Student Society
- GradSoc 2018
- GradSoc 2019
- GradSoc 2020
- Immunology & Infectious Diseases Society
- InterProfessional Education (IPE) Society
- Nutritank Aberdeen
- Peer Assisted Learning (PALS)
- Physicians Associate
- Sexpression Aberdeen
- Students for Global Health Aberdeen
- Teddy Bear Hospital
- The Medics A Cappella Society
- The Ogston Surgical Society
- University of Aberdeen Cardiovascular Society
- University of Aberdeen First Aid Africa Society
- University of Aberdeen Medical Society
- University of Aberdeen Neurological & Neurosurgical Society
- Widening Access to Medicine Society
- Youth Stop AIDS
We are a student run society for students and staff of Aberdeen Dental School.
We aim to raise awareness and profile of Aberdeen Dental School, as well as organise social, educational and vocational events for students and staff.
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.
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.
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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. There 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!
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.
- WEB: www.facebook.com/Aberdeen-Medic-Outreach-Society-1452595324767841/
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A ski and snow society formed to bring together people with an interest in snow sports
Aberdeen University Medic Ski and Snow society is centred on providing the opportunity for medical 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 school.
Promoting interest in medical humanities, holistic practice and alternative perspectives on medicine, healthcare, health and illness.
Our society will promote and foster creativity, open0-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.
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.
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A casual sports club for medical students who want to play badminton for fun
A very informal and casual club in which the main aim is to have fun. We encourage players of all abilities to come along for a hit, whether you've never picked up a racquet or you've played all your life. This is a great opportunity to make friends and meet medical students from all years.
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.
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!
- WEB: https://www.facebook.com/aberdeenmedicsfootballclub/?fref=ts
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A fun and sociable recreational netball team for Aberdeen’s Medical Students
Medic’s Netball is a recreational netball team open to all female 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.
A Rugby Team within the medical school centred around playing a high level of rugby
Volleyball Team for Medical Students
We’re a Volleyball Team open to all abilities and our main aim it to have fun and destress from uni! If you’re interested in joining, find our page “Aberdeen Medics Volleyball Club” on Facebook, because that’s where we’re going to be announcing our SNIMS and training details soon.
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.
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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.
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Enrich undergraduate student knowledge of obstetrics and gynaecology through events and clinical exposure
The extensive array of sub-specialities in Obs and Gynae includes a fascinating amount of hands on procedures and medical aspects. As a society we aim to promote this career path through workshops, revision seminars and early clinical exposure. The society offers an insight into the care of the pregnant woman, her unborn child and management of diseases specific to women. This will be carried out in the form of suturing, laparoscopic opportunities and shadowing placements at the maternity hospital. In addition, we aim to increase awareness of the global impact of sexual and women’s health though talks and debates by specialists in their field on a number of important matters including domestic abuse and forced arranged marriages. Be part of a society that will engage it’s students at all levels, providing knowledge about sub-specialities, research, electives and additional Obs & Gynae experience. We are linked to ARI Maternity hospital, Dugald Baird Centre for research on women’s health and are 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.
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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!
- WEB: www.facebook.com/Aberdeen-Ophthalmology-Society-1932398870363962
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Creating a family for Singaporeans in Aberdeen
Aberdeen Singapore Society is a student-led club bringing together Singaporeans away from home. Though we may be miles away from all that’s familiar, we hope to build a community of support and encouragement to help see you through your 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! So come join us for a little bit of home right here in Aberdeen.
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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 (2017) 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 fosters interest in medical research amongst undergraduate medical students.
Our primary aim is to inspire medical students to pursue a career in academia, we also try to highlight the importance of basic research skills and critical appraisal in day to day clinical practice. The key event in our calendar is the Annual Academic Careers Evening, with talks delivered by accomplished medical academics from a wide variety of disciplines.
ASSAM is affiliated to the National Student Association of Medical Research and therefore participates in various nationwide initiatives.
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.
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.
- WEB: ‘Aberdeen Medics Hockey Club’ – accessed via Facebook
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Aberdeen University Medics Ultimate Frisbee Team
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.
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.
AUMSA was founded to serve the needs of Muslim students and staff, as well as those wanting to engage with Muslims.
Our goal is to bring together people from all walks of life and unite them in a common cause: to gain the pleasure of Allah (swt). We aim to foster bonds of fraternity by establishing a Muslim student community. As a networking platform, we intend to suit students of all shades of observance. We also aim to create harmony and understanding between peoples of all faiths.
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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.
Wilderness, pre-hospital, expedition and emergency medicine; outdoor skills; good messy fun.
WMS 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, 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.
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 running the newly revamped A&E volunteering scheme.
A society for all those studying a degree within the biomedical/biomolecular sciences to meet with other aspiring scientists to partake in a variety of academic and social events.
The Biomedical Society aims to unite all students either studying on, or interested in, programmes within life sciences (microbiology, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, molecular biology, genetics, anatomy, biochemistry etc.) by hosting events that promote both academic and social development. A mixture of social and academic events are hosted, on a frequent basis, and we take feedback from our members about what you want from us.
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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.
Uniting and Equipping Christian Medical Students and Doctors
Connect & Grow, Speak & Serve
Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) exists to encourage and equip Christian Doctors and Nurses to live and speak for Jesus Christ.
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!
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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
This society provides revision of many glands and their hormones which control and involve a vast amount of activities that the body requires. Diabetes is globally one of the most prevalent diseases and is exponentially rising. This society aims to provide knowledge, experience and a special insight from professionals in the specialty to help you enhance your CV and interest in such a hot topic in medicine today.
Friends of MSF is the official student support organisation for the international, humanitarian charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
Friends of MSF is the student charity representing the international medical aid organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders. MSF helps people irrespective of race, religion, ideology or political agendas, who have been caught up in disasters, wars and epidemics. Friends of MSF aims to raise awareness of humanitarian issues and the help MSF provides.
We welcome new members throughout the year and also have fun fundraising events such as bake sales, movie nights and a Christmas party. Join us and help raise awareness and funds for this independent, humanitarian aid organisation, meet new people and have fun!
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.
Created to fundraise money for Half-way Ball 2016 and Graduation Weekend 2018
Created to fundraise money for Half-way Ball 2016 and Graduation Weekend 2018
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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.
The graduation society for the class of 2020.
Gaining funds for halfway and 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
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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!
A pioneering award winning society that promotes interprofessional working through a mixture of lectures and practical clinical teaching.
Interprofessional Education is a key outcome emphasized by regulators of healthcare professions, thus attending InterProfessional Education society (IPEsoc) events is useful for future professionals and looks great on a CV.
IPEsoc is a pioneering award winning society that promotes interprofessional working through a mixture of lectures and practical clinical teaching. Do you want to try suturing, venepuncture and cannulation; brush up on your first aid skills and enhance your communication skills? Or is there something even more fun that you would like to try? Then sign up and get involved in making it happen with the IPE society.
Promoting the need for greater nutrition education in medical schools.
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Medical School Peer Assisted Learning Scheme
PALS is a peer assisted learning scheme providing opportunities for all years. For 4th and 5th years we provide teaching experience in either anatomy or clinical tutorials. 3rd and 4th years can benefit from attending our twice yearly tutorials designed to cover the main aspects of the curriculum in a fun relaxed environment being taught by students who have taken the same exams you are about to! If you are in 1st or 2nd year and are struggling with a certain aspect of a subject or just studying in general then get in contact and we will match you up with a senior student who can help guide you through. Please get in involved and realise the benefits of peer assisted learning.
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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.
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.
Combatting inequality via education, advocacy and community action!
Students for Global Health is a student network and registered charity dedicated to tackling global and local health inequalities through education, advocacy and community action.
We have over 30 branches in universities across the UK, many nationally run activities and several national working groups alongside collaborating with numerous external partner organisations both nationally and internationally.
Our vision: a fair and just world in which equality in health is a reality for all.
- WEB: https://www.facebook.com/SGH.Aberdeen/ or studentsforglobalhealth.org
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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!
An a cappella singing society for music loving students
This is a student lead organisation which focuses on encouraging a cappella music in medical students. A cappella is a satisfying form of music in which singers sing without any other musical accompaniment, relying on the fullness and quality of their own voices. The only pre requisite is enthusiasm, and people of all musical ability are welcome.
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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.
Promoting Cardiovascular Medicine
Come and join and we'll make sure you are set and ready for all things cardiology. We have an extensive array of events and socials every month, all for the purpose of helping you to enjoy CVS medicine, whilst being one step ahead of your classmates when it comes to exam times. Tutor positions are also available if you wish to get involved in teaching as well.
First Aid Africa is a humanitarian charity working primarily in Sub-Saharan African countries to provide, and encourage access, to first aid equipment and training.
First Aid Africa is a humanitarian charity working primarily in Sub-Saharan African countries to provide, and encourage access, to first aid equipment and training. In Africa the need for first aid is perhaps most obvious, yet access to even basic equipment and education remains poor. Every year, millions of infections and deaths can be avoided through a small amount of medical knowledge and resources.
We look for volunteers who are willing to join us on one of our expeditions in the summer months to teach basic first aid skills in schools, community groups, orphanages and hospitals. No previous knowledge of first aid is necessary as all training is provided.
Providing support in education and social/cultural opportunities for medical students at all stages in their career
Join Aberdeen University's biggest society "MEDSOC"! With over a century of know-how behind us, this year we are planning the best events yet! As a brand new fresher we set you up with your own medic family, support your studies and we'll show you the best of the Granite City day and night! Don't miss the famous MedSoc Ball, SNIMS, the unmissable Beerienteering and so much more!
An academic society aiming to promote careers in neurology and neurosurgery
Aberdeen neuro is an academic society aiming to promote careers in neurology and neurosurgery. We plan to run workshops to give students a better knowledge of neuroanatomy and neurological conditions. We are planning to hold several events during the academic year including cancer related talks and anatomy workshops. The talks would focus on ways to boost one’s chances of obtaining a training post in either specialty, including discussion of relevant extra-curricular activities. Furthermore, the society aims to run workshops based on common neurology related scenarios.
- WEB: https://www.facebook.com/University-of-Aberdeen-Neurological-and-Neurosurgical-Society-1387315441593626/
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Promote access to training in Medicine
We as a society aim to ensure all potential applicants to Medicine have access to the information they need to work towards submitting a competitive application, as well as awareness of the resources available to support them both financially and otherwise if they do choose to pursue a career in this field.
To this end, we are working closely with the medical admissions and REACH team to target our efforts towards those who would most benefit, with our initial projects being visiting local schools to speak to pupils, as well as building a website to assure the relevant information is accessible to all.
Anyone with an interest in this field is very welcome to get involved. Similarly, please do get in touch with any queries or suggestions.
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We aim to raise awareness on and campaign for the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS
HIV and AIDS affect the lives of millions worldwide but most do not have access to the effective medicines we have here in the UK. As a society we are working with national organisations to change this and to tackle many other issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. We do this through running campaigns, lobbying and attending the National Gathering, as well as raising awareness through our social events and annual Speaker Tour. Last year we were involved in persuading the UK government to pledge one billion pounds to the cause but there is a long way to go yet....