University of Birmingham Medical Society (MedSoc)

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Boasting over 70 societies, sports teams and charities, MedSoc really does have something for everyone. Whether you have a strong interest in a particular activity or even a hidden talent, you are guaranteed to have a good time by getting involved. With theatre, dance, singing and comedy all covered there are plenty of ways to express yourself. 

Welcome from the MedSoc President

MedSoc also has a jam-packed social events calendar to ensure that you are never short of something to do in your spare time. From weekend trips to famous European cities, fun-filled nights out, go karting, ice skating, comedy club nights, camping trips or even the annual boat party, there will always be something for you to join in with. 

The highlight of the MedSoc social calendar is the annual MedBall held at the spectacular ICC, where over 1,500 guests enjoy an evening of live music, excellent dining and fantastic entertainment. 

Here is just a little taster of some of the many societies available to you as a MedSoc member. For the full list of societies, visit the MedSoc societies page

Performance societies

  • ARTE – the MedSoc theatre company, organising musicals and plays throughout the year
  • Comedy Revue – the funny lot of MedSoc. Planning hilarious sketch shows to keep you entertained
  • MedSoc Dance Society – the name speaks for itself!
  • Tutti – the MedSoc music making society 

Specialist medical societies

  • Birmingham Internal Medicine Society (BIMS) – covering all non-surgical and non-GP specialities
  • Healthbridge – a student-led healthcare magazine
  • GP Society 

Religious societies

  • Christian Medical Fellowship – a society for Christian Medical students
  • IMED – Islamic Medical Ethics Society – a society for Islamic students within the Medical School
  • JMed – a society for Jewish medical students

International Student Society

A dedicated international society for international students studying at Birmingham Medical School. Starting university can be daunting and it is particularly difficult for international students whom are often thousands of miles away from home.

As a member of the International Society you will be able to meet international students across all years who can offer invaluable advice on living away from home and coping with the demands of your course. If you’re an international student, this is likely to become your second family.

MedSoc sports teams

Getting involved with the sports that you love is easy with MedSoc. MedSoc sports teams are flexible enough to fit around your busy study timetable and cater for all abilities. Whether you are keen to keep up with an existing passion, or find a new one, you are welcome to join whatever level you are at.

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To add a bit of competitive flavour, some teams compete in the National Association of Medical Schools (NAMS) tournaments against teams from other universities. In addition to the sporting activities, MedSoc sports organise many memorable nights out for you to enjoy with your team mates.  

Current MedSoc sport teams

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket (men’s)
  • Football (men’s)
  • Football (women’s)
  • Hockey (mixed)
  • Lacrosse
  • Netball
  • Rugby (men’s)
  • Rugby (women’s)
  • Running
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

For the full list of sport teams, visit the MedSoc sports page.

To explore the full range of activities provided by MedSoc visit the MedSoc website or download the official MedSoc brochure below.

Download the official MedSoc brochure