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A Message from Your Presidents

Hi all! We’re Katie (she/her) and Alice (she/her), 5th years from Newnham College and your new ClinSoc Presidents! 

As ClinSoc, we are here to represent all clinical students and to ensure your voices are heard. Our main aim for this year is to improve communication between clinical students and Faculty so we really encourage you to come to us with any problems you have or have identified. We will also be working closely with the Clinical School to produce a robust way for students to report any issues or incidents they encounter throughout their time at the Clinical School and on placement and we want to work to increase diversity throughout the medical course. 

Our role involves working behind the scenes on various projects and liaising with faculty to improve Clinical School life by representing your views. We aim to update students on any important work we are doing in the weekly ClinSoc bulletins so keep an eye out for any messages from us and we often ask for feedback from students. The ClinSoc weekly bulletin is a good place to keep up to date with important communications, opportunities, talks and prizes.

We have a fantastic committee in place to help support you in a variety of areas. Please visit the Committee page to find out more about each Committee member and how to get in touch with them. If you’re ever unsure of who best to contact, feel free to message us and we will point you in the right direction.

— Alice & Katie, ClinSoc Presidents 2021

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