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Events and medical societies



One of the best ways to explore your career options as a medic is to talk to doctors from the specialties in which you are interested. As well as during your clinical placements there is plenty of opportunity to hear from doctors about their specialism at events organised by Nottingham Medical School’s careers societies.

You can find out about the challenges and the rewards of a particular area of work and gain tips about the training pathway and how to best prepare yourself for a career in a specialism.

In addition to events organised by the different Medical School societies, you can often find conferences and other relevant activities provided by Royal Colleges.


MedSoc and affiliated career societies

Notts MedSoc is the umbrella society for students studying medicine. Underneath that umbrella are over 50 different career and sports societies you could join.

Getting involved in a society is a way to develop knowledge and skills for future roles and to build your CV for electives and beyond.

There are around 15 career societies ranging from Anaesthetics to Wilderness Medicine. Each society will put on a variety of different events throughout the academic year. Events might include talks hosted by consultants or trainees in different specialty fields, revision sessions, networking opportunities or other social activities.

Attending these events could give you an insight into the area you might pursue in your medical career and also gives you the opportunity to make contact with students with similar interests in different year groups.

To find out more about MedSoc and the affiliated career societies visit the Students' Union's website.

  • Cardiothoracics
  • DermSoc (Dermatology)
  • Emergency Medicine Society
  • GastroSoc (Gastroenterology)
  • GP Soc
  • Juniors (Paediatrics)
  • Medical Leadership and Management
  • Mind Matters (Psychiatry)
  • NUNNS (Neurological and Neurosurgical)
  • OGSSOC (Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Sexual Health)
  • Pins & Needles (Anaesthetics, Critical Care / ITU, Acute Medicine and Pre-hospital Care)
  • Scrubs (Surgery)
  • NUSEMS (Sports Exercise Medicine)
  • Widening Access to Medicine (outreach and aspiration raising)
  • Wilderness Medicine


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