Starting a medical school society
Do you have an interest you could share with other students?
- By: Chantelle Wiseman, James Garrard, Soliana Bekele
Medicine is a busy degree course, with lectures, placements, and exams taking up most of students’ time. Yet many medics still get involved in various projects and committees, including sports groups, academic groups, and social and charitable organisations. If there’s something that you feel passionate about that isn’t represented at your medical school or university, why not create your own society?
In my fourth year at medical school I formed a society called MedReach, in conjunction with the University of Leicester. The aim of MedReach was for medical students to assist school students in deprived areas of Leicestershire with developing and achieving career aspirations. We had a particular focus on helping the students to get into medical school. I was joint student coordinator of the project for two years. MedReach is still going, run by a committee of medical students and university staff. It has an e-mentoring scheme currently running,