set up a medical society at your school with us
Although many schools and universities already have a ‘medical club’ or ‘medical society’, many would benefit from further support and input, whilst others would benefit from starting a ‘club’ to promote learning amongst likeminded people. Establishing a medical society within your school or contributing to one could perhaps be your opportunity to lead a series of events and activities aimed to boost your leadership, management, and teaching skills.
With tens of thousands of medical applicants every year, standing out from the crowd is becoming increasingly difficult. If you’re looking for something that could shine in your personal statement or that may be used to score extra points during your interview, being the founder and leader of a medical society might help. Your project could be used to portray key traits such as having good transferable skills (including organisational skills, etc).
Setting up a new ‘Getting into Medical School’ club is easier than you think. All you need is a group of like-minded individuals, a way of keeping in touch (e.g. Facebook group / other social media platforms), and a few ideas to keep your group educated and entertained.
We recommend getting in touch with your Biology/Sciences teacher or if part of a university perhaps Biosciences / Genetics / Medical Sciences societies to attract a bigger audience of students who are planning to apply to Medical School. The suggested format would be one or two talks/events/debates per month – consider weekly sessions to keep members engaged during the lockdown period.
Why not use our lockdown campaign “Pre-Medicus” to start the series of teaching sessions offered as part of your new society? Our webinars are free and we’re happy to support new societies.
We’re also keen to make other resources available to you including our international bestselling book ‘The Unofficial Guide to Getting into Medical School’.
Upon setting up your society, we’d love to send you a free copy of our book which could be used for teaching your newly founded group so do get in touch!
We’ve attached a document here for further talk suggestions and if you’d like, one of our mentors could help by delivering a few talks for your society.
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Talk suggestions for setting up a medical society at your school/university
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