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Sports, Culture & Societies

Hey, we're Chris, Arka & Nikhil, and we look after all things Sports, Culture & Societies at ClinSoc!

 This means we act as a link between the ClinSoc committee and all the different sports teams, cultural initiatives and academic societies associated with the clinical school. As such, we are responsible for keeping accurate information regarding all of these entities for the Proctors’ Office and maintaining smooth operation of ClinSoc provisions and delegation of the William Harvey Fund each year.

We ensure all affiliated academic societies provide opportunities to all clinical students equally, and are working closely with MedSoc to streamline the pre-clinical community’s access to their events and resources.

We are working hard to support the return of the iconic Addenbrooke’s Charity Pantomime after its brief hiatus, and have combined the power of Minuet Cambridge, MedVet Music Society and the William Harvey Theatrical Orchestra to bring meaningful extra-curricular life to musicians within our community.

In Sport, we would also have been responsible for organising Varsities, amazing days where the Sharks (what the ClinSoc Sports Teams call themselves) take on Oxford or the Vets in multiple different sports. We may bring back the consultants versus Sharks cricket match in the summer and we are planning another round of the infamous Sherwood games, giving you a chance to take on fellow students at MarioKart, table tennis or pool.

Of course, this year much of this had not been possible. There’s been a StraVarsity for the budding and the keen runners among you. There’s also been a Discord server for a good bit of Among Us together. eSports was briefly the way to go. And on this note, we look after the Sherwood Room so if there’s anything you desperately want in there, we are the people to talk to.

We are the first people to get in touch with if you are unable to get in contact with a particular ClinSoc society, wish to set up one or are involved in one and have questions for us, from registration to publicity to society’s fairs and funding. Send any relevant questions our way and we’ll do our best to help!

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Academic Societies

These are societies with a strong focus on their respective specialties. They typically invite speakers and run teaching sessions, workshops and conferences. They provide avenues to learn more about certain career paths and specialist knowledge, as well as opportunities for research and networking.

Name

Cambridge University Aerospace Medicine Society

 

Contact Details

cg619@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

We are a new society aiming to increase awareness of the exciting and evolving specialty that is Aerospace Medicine, and inspire medical students to get involved through our events.

 

Society Aims:

We will be hosting an introductory talk at the beginning of the year, giving students a taste of what is to come at our conference featuring world renowned speakers later in the year. We will also be running essay writing competitions, and circulating exciting oppurtunities and developments in the field across our social media platforms.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Pre-clinical medics can attend our talks to find out more about the specialty, and should keep an eye on our social media pages, as we will be circulating internal and external oppurtunities such as essay competitions and courses, that are open to pre-clinical medics hoping to become involved with Aerospace Medicine early. 

 

Clinical Medics:

Our events and social media are great places for clinical medics to find out how they can get involved with the specialty, for example through SSCs and electives, and to learn more about the oppurtunities beyond medical school such as specialty training. Essay writing competitions and research oppurtunities will be great for FPAS and specialty applications in future.

 

Get in touch about:

Interest in committee positions, and how to get involved with the specialty.

 

Sign-up link:

Follow our social media pages to find out more and to contact us!

Name

AI in Medicine



Contact Details

pp445@nullcam.ac.uk



Description

Society description:

Provide basic education about Artificial Intelligence in medicine and spark interest in the field.

 

Society Aims:

Speakers. Socials. Newsletters with advancements in medical AI. Potential conference. Basic coding events. Provide beginner resources.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Learning about artificial intelligence in Medicine.

 

Clinical Medics:

Learning about artificial intelligence in Medicine.

 

Get in touch about:

Interesting ideas that could help grow our society and improve the experience we provide.

Name

Cambridge University Clinical Genetics Society

 

Contact Details

cuclingensoc@nullgmail.com

 

Description

Society description:

Support people who might be interested in clinical genetics as their future speciality

 

Society Aims:

Host teaching events, conferences with speakers from clinical genetics, career talks

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Pre-clinical medics are welcome to attend career talks and teaching sessions

 

Clinical Medics:

Learning and teaching opportunities for clinical medics

 

Get in touch about:

We are currently setting up the committee, so if you are interested in becoming a committee member please get in touch! Join our facebook group for future events!

 

Sign-up link:

https://forms.gle/uP6WAcPvQSDByCzB8

Name

Cambridge Medical Education Society

 

Contact Details

ejsl2@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

EdMedSoc is a clinical student society centred around medical education of Year 1 – Year 6 students at the University of Cambridge. We run a number of successful schemes and events to provide many opportunities for student-led teaching and learning, to both enhance learning and development as a medical educator. We also host careers events to promote medical education as a career option for future doctors and develop research projects themed around medical education, with supervision from our clinical school’s faculty. 

 

Society Aims:

Preclinical student activities:

Pre-clinical lecture series (weekly)

Tailored A level catch-up teaching series in preparation for incoming 1st year students

MBPHD introductory session

 

Clinical student activities:

Year 4 ICS supervisions

Year 5 ICS supervisions

Year 5 Specialty Teaching Series

Concepts at a Glance Lecture Series

Student led Lecture Series

Rapid review Lecture Series (for exam preparation in Easter term)

Medical Sign Language

Peer-led OSCE

Emergency Simulation

Journal Club

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

EdMedSoc will provide both teaching and learning opportunities for pre-clinical students, with accreditation from the Clinical School Deanery team for future career portfolio use.

 

Clinical Medics:

EdMedSoc will provide both teaching and learning opportunities for pre-clinical students, with accreditation from the Clinical School Deanery team for future career portfolio use. 

 

Get in touch about:

If you have any new ideas for teaching schemes, or would like to find out more about the projects EdMedSoc runs, please get in touch with our committee.

Ed – President (ejsl2@nullcam.ac.uk)

Name

Cambridge Emergency Medicine Society

 

Contact Details

cubluelightsociety@nullgmail.com

pjm216@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Whether you are planning a career as an Emergency Medic, want to be on the ball when that critically ill patient comes onto your ward, or just want to go to talks about explosions and fire, we at CEMS aim to put on events that you simply don’t want to miss.

During the clinical course, exposure to Emergency Medicine can be limited so we hope to assist those who are curious in finding out more about a career in EM. 

 

Society Aims:

Throughout the year we put on a number of events, from talks to ultrasound/airway/simulation sessions. We also have our ever popular trauma conference at the beginning of Easter term. We will continue all of our usual work this year, but we have several new exciting initiatives we hope to pursue as well!

We are hoping to launch a podcast series focusing on clinical presentations, as well as posting cases for you to have a go at on our instagram (give us a follow @camemergencymedsoc) !

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

CEMS hosts a variety of events throughout the year, suited to both pre-clinical and clinical medics. These include talks, both academic and careers focused, as well as more hands on events such as simulation sessions and our pre-hospital and battlefield trauma conference. This year, we are planning to run a series of events specifically for preclinical medics, linking what you learn in subjects such as FAB and HNA to clinical cases. We’d love to see you at any of our events and hope you’ll get a lot out of them!

 

Clinical Medics:

CEMS hosts a variety of events throughout the year, suited to both pre-clinical and clinical medics. For Y4s, we run the ABCDE event, where students are taken through each stage of an A to E assessment by doctors training in emergency medicine. Y4s should also look out for the EM placement guide, which goes over what you should expect on your EM placement at each of the different hospitals.

We also run a number of talks, both with an academic focus and some which are more career based. We hold a pre-hospital and battlefield trauma conference in Lent term alongside the Army, which is always very popular and enjoyed by many!

 

Get in touch about:

Let us know if you have any questions or any suggestions for events you’d like to see us put on during this academic year!

 

Sign-up link:

https://forms.gle/3xxrFA5UrWa6P52B8

Name

Cambridge Universities First Aid Society

 

Contact Details

firstaid-chair@nullsrcf.net

 

Description

Society description:

CUFAS is for anyone who wants to learn and practice first aid skills, whilst meeting new people through regular training and social events. We also function as a St John Ambulance student unit – many of our members volunteer with St John as first aiders at events from sports matches to may balls. 

 

Society Aims:

Weekly first aid training sessions on Tuesday evenings with ad-hoc socials. 

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

CUFAS teaches first aid and good initial patient assessment skills to any member. If the member wishes to join St John as a first aider – they will gain both practical first aid experience and experience in interacting with patients. There are also opportunities to volunteer with St John at Addenbrooke’s hospital – which is good experience for working in the hospital setting. 

 

Clinical Medics:

As a clinical medic in St John, student doctors can extend their scope of practise as a first aider on events to cover the skills they’re learnt on placement. They can practice these additional skills whilst on duty with St John, providing the paperwork has gone through with St John and a St John healthcare professional is present.

Name

GPSoc (Cambridge University GP society) 

 

Contact Details

cambridgegpsoc@nullgmail.com

 

Description

Society description:

Organise regular talks covering various aspects of general practice and hold a conference in february/march of next year as well as a teaching session covering important aspects of general practice.

 

Society Aims:

Organise regular talks covering various aspects of general practice and hold a conference in February/March of next year as well as a teaching session covering important aspects of general practice.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

One of our co-presidents is a preclinical medic and we are keen to get preclinical medics involved with events especially given general practice is essentailly the only medical exposure through PfP in undergrad. 

 

Clinical Medics:

There will be regular talks, an EdMedSoc rapid review and the conference at which students will be able to present research in primary care. We will also likely be able to introduce you to members of GPEG (GP education group) who are interested in research if you wanted to get involved with this. 

 

 

Get in touch about:

Get involved with GPsoc for a fun and educational year! 

 

Sign-up link:

https://forms.gle/pGjADQHDePKfo7iY8

Name

Cambridge University Geriatrics Society 

 

Contact Details

camunigerisoc@nullgmail.com

lc705@nullcam.ac.uk 

 

Description

Society description:

The aim of GeriSoc is simple: to improve the care of older people. We want to achieve this in two ways: by having a direct positive effect on older people in our community (in hospitals, hospices, care homes, GP surgeries) and by encouraging students to learn good geriatric medicine.

 

Society Aims:

Hold various talks from guest speakers and high yield lectures, collaborate with King’s College London to deliver the annual national geriatrics conference and get students involved w activities the hospitals and local care homes!

 

Pre-clinical Medics:



Clinical Medics:

GeriSoc will hold various events throughout the year to enable learning and networking within the realm of geriatrics. It also provides an opportunity for students to make a difference within the community/ hospitals (and earn valuable CV points!)

 

Get in touch about:

If you’d like to be involved in the committee, we are looking to fill several positions (including treasurer) so please drop us an email!

 

Sign-up link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdopj_emL-_OO1WxrFUMhPvQX3t0gC_tSC6PpudVsH3C2ozqA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Name

CGCM Society

 

Contact Details

td408@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Run by and for CGCM students, the CGCM Society exists to bring its students together across the four colleges and the pre-clinical and clinical sections of the course. In recent years, there has also been a push to expand its remit to include Affiliate students, as well.

 

Society Aims:

Our roles include running Q&A and welcome events for offer holders and first years, organising college families and looking out for students’ welfare, with each college having a dedicated welfare rep to run events and to act as a point of contact for anyone who may be struggling. We also represent the CGCM student body as a whole to the course organisers when appropriate, organise the annual Christmas dinner and more! 

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

 

Clinical Medics:

 

Get in touch about:

Any questions or ideas for new events, please do reach out via the Facebook group or get in contact with a current committee member (including your local college welfare rep) 🙂

 

Sign-up link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/123718068283

Name

Cambridge University Medical Ethics Society 

 

Contact Details

sal81@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

We aim to encourage discussion, learning, and thinking about ethical issues in a friendly and welcoming environment. 

 

Society Aims:

We will hold speaker events, panel discussions and journal clubs throughout the year online and in person. If COVID permits, we will also be organising our inaugural conference.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

We plan to organise events specifically for pre-clinical medics to have a space where they can feel welcome and safe to discuss ethical issues and debate. Pre-clinical medics are also welcome to all of our other events too. 

 

Clinical Medics:

We will have events throughout the year highlighting important ethical issues in medicine to encourage discussion and improve understanding of them. Students can attend as attendees, participants or even lead events themselves. We welcome all levels of involvement.

 

Get in touch about:

We will have student-led events throughout the year and student debates – follow our socials and mailing list to learn more about attending/participating closer to the time!

 

Sign-up link:

https://forms.gle/GJbTub4swaLibGQQ8

Name

Cambridge University Medical Humanities Society



Contact Details

lvr25@nullcam.ac.uk



Description

Society description:

A platform for Cambridge students to engage in interdisciplinary discourse between medicine and the humanities, arts and social sciences. All students, regardless of subject, are welcome to join!

 

Society aims:

Host a range of engaging speakers from across subjects relating to Medical Humanities. We also want to hold socials, more informal discussions/debates, and work with other societies to host events, such as a continuation of our summer book club, and potential exhibitions of relevant student creations.

 

Pre-clinical medics:

All our events are open to anyone who wants to come along, including pre clinical medics. Some of our events will tie in very nicely to the SECHI course, and are a great opportunity for people interested in the more social/artistic side of medicine to keep their interest going alongside the heavy science of the Cambridge course! Also, our socials will be a great way to meet new people with similar interests :))

 

Clinical medics:

All our events are open to anyone who wants to come along, including clinical medics. They’ll be a great opportunity to consider some of the social issues that affect patient care, as well as the arts and humanities surrounding clinical practice and patient experience. Please do get in contact with us if you’d like to host an interactive teaching session on a relevant topic, we’re very likely to be able to facilitate this for you!

 

Get in touch about:

Get involved however much or little you want to! Coming along to an event doesn’t at all mean you have to participate, but on the other hand if you’d like to be more involved, we really encourage this – anything from asking a speaker a question to hosting/suggesting an event!

 

Sign-up link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7paf13NZcjOKW34a2aMJ6GYvNDxKRr4NmQ14ooC7o-P5IMg/viewform

Name

Cambridge University Medical Law Society 

 

Contact Details

ml978@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Develop debate and discussion around medico-legal issues, such as COVID-19 response, informed consent, assisted dying etc.

 

Society Aims:

Speakers, debates, moots

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Participate in speakers events, debates and moots

 

Clinical Medics:

N/A

 

Get in touch about:

 

 

Sign-up link:

https://www.cambridgesu.co.uk/organisation/18312/.

Name

Cambridge MedTech Foundation

 

Contact Details

cambridge@nullmedtechfoundation.org

 

Description

Society description:

We aim to educate, inspire and connect the next generation of healthcare innovators. After being founded in 2018 in Cambridge, we are a new society within the field of medical technology, innovation and education.

 

Society Aims:

Throughout the year, we are running an Innovation Programme to introduce students to medical device development. The programme starts mid-October, so make sure to keep an eye out for information sessions and application deadlines. We are also organising exciting MEDx speaker events and provide networking opportunities for MedTech enthusiasts.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Our events are open for students at any stage – our events and Innovation Programme are highly beneficial if you have some medical or MedTech experience, or not at all and are just looking to see what MedTech actually is.

 

Clinical Medics:

Our events are open for students at any stage. We can issue certificates for participation in our events that can be used for your medical portfolio. 

 

Get in touch about:

If you are interested in medical technology, come to our events or contact us, we’re always looking for enthusiastic people to join our committee!

 

Sign-up link:

Cam.medtechfoundation.org

Name

Cambridge Neurological Society 

 

Contact Details

cip23@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

We are a student run society from Cambridge University Clinical School. We strive to encourage an interest in neurology and neuroscience, by increasing opportunities for students to get involved and enthused about this fast moving field.

 

Society Aims:

Career and portfolio talks, led my experts in the field

Neurology and neurosurgery teaching

Collaborations with other societies covering: NeuroEmergencies and NeuroPaediatric conditions

Essay competitions

Research project offers for undergraduate students

Annual symposium

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Research project offers for undergraduate students

Career and portfolio talks, led my experts in the field

Neurology and neurosurgery teaching

 

Clinical Medics:

Career and portfolio talks, led my experts in the field

Neurology and neurosurgery teaching

Collaborations with other societies covering: NeuroEmergencies and NeuroPaediatric conditions

Essay competitions

Research project offers for undergraduate students

Annual symposium

 

Get in touch about:

 

Sign-up link:

Contact Celine, President (cip23@nullcam.ac.uk) for queries

Name

Cambridge University Obstetrics & Gynaecology Society  

 

Contact Details

cl720@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Our society aims to spread interest into obstetrics & gynaecology among Cambridge medical students and improve visibility and understanding of the specialty. 

 

Society Aims:

We aim to do this through hosting talks, workshops, dinners and the creation of education resources. Our big event of the year is is our national conference to which we welcome undergraduate medical students from all UK Medical Schools. In previous years we have had clinical and surgical simulations and the opportunity for selected students, from a variety of different medical schools, to give oral and poster presentations. This year, we hope to return to an in-person conference, with lots of exciting activities.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

This year we hope to expand our events and academic lectures to interface with the preclinical curriculum and highlight its clinical and research applications to obstetrics and gynaecology.

 

Clinical Medics:

We run case series and exam-focussed sessions throughout the year. We host events to spread information and facilitate discussions on important health topics, such as maternal health disparities and gynaecological cancers. Currently, we are collaborating with the clinical school to increase the contacts available for SSCs and SSPs, in addition to collecting contacts who can offer careers advice, research and shadowing opportunities. Keep an eye on our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/cambridgeuniversityCUOGS/) and the ClinSoc bulletin to stay up to date with our latest opportunities. You can also find us on our Instagram (cuogs.cambridge) and our website (http://cuogs.wordpress.com/).

 

Get in touch about:

Any specific topics, events, charities or speakers you would like us to look into hosting – we are always open to ideas. 

 

Sign-up link:

https://lists.cam.ac.uk/sympa/subscribe/soc-cuog?previous_action=info

Name

Cambridge University Oncology Society



Contact Details

cuoncsoc@nullgmail.com

Co-presidents: srh65@nullcam.ac.uk (Sophie Heritage) and sk944@nullcam.ac.uk (Sai Kotecha)



Description

Society description:

CUOncSoc organise educational and fundraising events throughout the year such as journal clubs, academic talks and revision sessions.

We also hold an annual National Oncology Conference attended by academics, clinicians and students which includes small group workshops and judged poster presentations. We can also help provide advice on oncology placements/research projects and funding opportunities.

We do weekly exam style questions and newsflash updates to help you keep up to date with innovative research in the field of oncology.

 

Society Aims:

Annual oncology conference – speakers, workshops, poster presentations

Journal clubs

Oncology teaching

Termly speakers – research, revision, career in oncology

Charity fundraiser events

Revision summaries, exam question practice and oncology news updates via our social media pages

Develop a website with educational material

Provide assistance in joining oncology based SSC/SSP (4th/5th yr medics)

Set up an Oncology mentorship scheme (in collaboration with British Oncology Network for Undergrad Societies – BONUS). 

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Revision talks relating to BOD/MIMS/MODA oncology teaching

Research opportunities in oncology – this is relevant for all years

We have an undergraduate representative who ensures our events are accessible for pre-clinical medics

At our conference the undergrad rep will help organise at least one of the workshops (last year it was communication skills themed).

Mentorship scheme is accessible for all and can allow for early exposure to oncology e.g. clinic experiences for pre-clinical medics, research opportunities (e.g. getting involved in audits/lab based projects/lit reviews with oncologists)

Our revision summaries can help provide extra clinical detail that can be useful for pre-clinical medics essay writing

Journal clubs particularly useful for third year students – critical appraisal skills

Opportunities to present oncology related projects (e.g. third year projects) at our judged poster presentation (at our national conference). 

 

Clinical Medics:

Mentorship scheme – clinic opportunities, getting involved with additional projects, help with CVs/extra opportunities in oncology, advise on careers in oncology.

Conference – previous workshops have included teaching on histology/model MDTs, palliative care teaching, clinical communication skills in oncology and small group teaching/decision making.

Journal clubs- research orientated, small group. Opportunities for peer-teaching

Revision events – teaching opportunities.

 

Get in touch about:

Talks you would like us to hold this year

If you would like to take part in our oncology mentorship scheme (in collaboration with BONUS).

If you have any other questions 

 

Sign-up link:

Twitter -@CUOncSoc; Facebook @cambridgeoncsoc; Instagram @cambridgeoncsoc; Gmail account cuoncsoc@nullgmail.com; Mentorship scheme – https://t.co/G8QGe2HMeo?amp=1

Name

Cambridge Ophthalmology Student Society

 

Contact Details

cuophthsoc@nullgmail.com

ds781@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Cambridge Ophthalmology Student Society is made up of a committee of student doctors, determined to provide exposure and experience for students in everything ophthalmology related. 

 

Society Aims:

We host regular events including academic talks, clinical insights, hands-on workshops and educational seminars for exams such as the Duke Elder. We also are involved in charity work for eye health non-profits.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

This will include getting invited to talks throughout the year about a career in Ophthalmology but also about academic topics such as the vision module in NHB. We would encourage any pre-clinical students to attend online events open to them and any workshops they are permitted to attend.

 

Clinical Medics:

This would include talks about the ophthalmology required from the syllabus. For those who are interested in a career in ophthalmology, there will be revision talks for the Duke Elder, academic and clinical talks about careers in ophthalmology and hopefully hands on workshops to practice relevant surgical skills. 

 

Get in touch about:

Sign up to our mailing list and follow our social media (@cam.ophthal.soc) to keep updated on our events!

 

Sign-up link:

tinyurl.com/camophthalsoc

Name

Cambridge University Paediatrics Society

 

Contact Details

acw71@nullcam.ac.uk 

 

Description

Society description:

PaedSoc’s aim is to offer unique learning opportunities in paediatrics by providing teaching materials such as lectures and seminars as well as practical experience. This is not only to help preparation for exams but to encourage paediatrics as a career. 

 

Society Aims:

We plan to offer more structured preparation for the paediatrics placement including an introductory series, content-based lectures, and exam-focused seminars. We are also looking forward to our annual conference in February and the return of our in-person opportunities such as Apple Day and simulation teaching. 

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Pre-clinical medics are warmly encouraged to attend all of our online and in-person projects. This will not only help prepare you for your clinical years, but hopefully encourage an interest in paediatrics as a career! We are hoping to restart our pre-clinical shadowing scheme, but this is currently paused due to COVID restrictions.

 

Clinical Medics:

All of our projects are designed to help clinical medics both with their exams and to feel more confident on their paediatric placement. In particular, we encourage clinical medics to attend and present at our annual conference.

 

Get in touch about:

We are currently looking for a pre-clinical representative! Please email acw71@nullcam.ac.uk if you are a pre-clinical medic (both undergraduate or postgraduate) and interested in applying.

 

Sign-up link:

http://www.paedsoc.com/

Name

Cambridge University Society for Paediatric Surgery

 

Contact Details

jpj35@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

CUSPS aims to promote awareness and interest in Paediatric Surgery as a specialty for medical students. We have a great Paediatric Surgery department here at Addenbrooke’s with some exceptionally friendly and impressive surgeons.

 

Society Aims:

This year, we hope to deliver:

  • MCQ and case-based webinars covering surgical conditions in children (essential knowledge for 5th years!)
  • Career talks
  • Practical sessions

 

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

 

Clinical Medics:

 

Get in touch about:

Please contact us if you have any ideas of things you want to see this year

 

Sign-up link:

Like our Facebook page to keep up to date with all our events!

https://www.facebook.com/CUSPaedSurg

Name

Cambridge University Psychiatry Society

 

Contact Details

cambridgepsychsoc@nullgmail.com

 

Description

Society description:

We aim to spread awareness of mental health issues and tackle the stigma around them. We also aim to promote psychiatry as a rewarding career!

 

Society Aims:

Regional conference, speakers, fundraising events, educational events

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Regional conference, speakers, fundraising events, educational events 

 

Clinical Medics:

Regional conference, speakers, fundraising events, educational events

 

Get in touch about:

Online newsletter

 

Sign-up link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPDOiPHZtcnrPPQAgkEQOaa9_qtawo-8Ie49zu-gs2EWi1qg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Name

Cambridge University Renal Medicine Society

 

Contact Details

aa952@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Share our enthusiasm for renal medicine by holding talks throughout the year! Medical students often feel less confident in tackling renal topics but we hope to show that nephrology is not as scary as it seems.

 

Society Aims:

Hold talks and small group teaching sessions for students who are interested in learning more about renal medicine. We also aim to publish renal SBAs and SAQs on our Facebook page to help students feel more confident to tackle these types of questions in exams. CURMS is also hoping to hold our first conference this year – so keep a look out!

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

We will be running talks throughout the year to help pre-clinical medics learn the physiology of the kidney, useful for first-year HOM exams and beyond. We are also hoping to run talks to help students transition from pre-clinical to clinical medicine, with a particular focus on common kidney problems seen in clinical practice.

 

Clinical Medics:

We will be holding talks to teach clinical medics about common renal medicine topics and to give medical students a look into the world of kidney research. We also aim to publish renal SBAs and SAQs on our Facebook page to help students feel more confident to tackle these types of questions in exams. 

 

Get in touch about:

Any nephrology talks or other events that you would like to receive from our society/give on behalf of our society.

 

Sign-up link:

https://forms.gle/TNN2n3MkYrUyYUXs8

Name

CUSCRS

 

Contact Details

cuscrs@nullgmail.com

hl504@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Raise the profile of, and increase accessibility to, academic research in Cambridge.

 

Society Aims:

Bring about a programme of events that introduce pre-clinical and clinical medics to research, including talks about applying to the Academic Foundation Programme (AFP) and MB-PhD programme, looking for summer research opportunities and providing a catalogue of research opportunities, and most importantly running our annual INSPIRE conference for students to present their work and find out about academic research as a clinician.  

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

1 Summer research evening, a very popular event every year, that helps pre-clinical medics source for research opportunities and funding

2 Information about the MB-PhD programme and how to apply in 3rd year 

 

Clinical Medics:

1 Applying to the AFP talk

2 INSPIRE conference that allows students to submit their work to be selected for presentations and judged 

 

Get in touch about:

 

 

Sign-up link:

https://forms.gle/khEn7dspmHT2Kbeg6

Name

Cambridge University Surgical Society

 

Contact Details

rsg53@nullcam.ac.uk

vd284@nullcam.ac.uk

jal219@nullcam.ac.uk 

 

Description

Society description:

The society was set up with the aim of fostering an interest in surgery through engaging practical events, talks from trained surgeons and providing plentiful resources online. We know sometimes surgery can seem like a daunting world to enter but it is an exciting place with something for everyone and we’d love to help you make the most out of the opportunities available!

 

Society Aims:

For 2021-22, we have many events lined up, including a National Anatomy Competition, weekly Surgical Skills Club sessions, a Women In Surgery Conference as well as our annual flagship Foundation Skills in Surgery event and there are more to come!

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

In the preclinical years, the opportunity to engage in surgical related experiences is limited so we offer a range of events which are accessible to all students! These include our Aspiring Surgeons Conference, Foundation Skills in Surgery event and a National Anatomy Competition.

 

Clinical Medics:

We hope to give clinical students a chance to explore surgery as a career and to build on their skills for the future with events such as our portfolio talk, Foundation Skills in Surgery, Aspiring Surgeons Conference and our Surgical Skills Club!

 

Get in touch about:

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions about our events or surgery in general!

 

Sign-up link:

https://forms.gle/2fFTzxXbDWtftTjm9

Name

Cambridge University Surgical Research Society

 

Contact Details

cusurgicalresearchsoc@nullgmail.com

dm818@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

We’re a brand new society aiming to bring together medics of all years who are interesting in the broad array of research which takes place within surgery. 

 

Society Aims:

We plan to run talks from surgeons in a variety of specialties on the work they have done and how you too can get involved in research. We will also provide medical students and young doctors with the opportunity to present their research. 

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

We will run talks explaining how pre-clin medics can get involved in surgical research before they get into clinical school, with talks from both doctors and clinical students who have undertaken such research in their early years at Cambridge. 

 

Clinical Medics:

The society caters for clinical students with talks from surgeons in a variety of fields discussing the research they have done and ways students can also get involved, whilst clinical students themselves will have the opportunity to present their own research and obtain a certificate for doing so. 

 

Get in touch about:

We’re still forming the first committee of this brand new committee so please get in touch if you’d like to get involved with anything from organising events to liaising with other societies to organise joint events!

 

Sign-up link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegUmfvuLf-oN32j3DDQBqEsz1bO3n5NVJ8pPl0cnb9RDLWwQ/viewform

Campaigns & Initiatives

These are societies that focus on advocacy, leadership, community-building & wider education. They may be independent, or a part of local, national or international efforts and organisations. There are typically opportunities to hear from leaders and campaigners who are making a change across various levels. There are also opportunities to learn about wider issues and be a part of the change yourself.

Name

Building Bridges in Medical Sciences

 

Contact Details

ak2305@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Building Bridges in Medical Sciences is a society that brings together scientists from different disciplines, career stages and countries. We believe in the need for interdisciplinary approaches to tackle the biomedical research and global health challenges of the 21st century. Through this society we aim to provide opportunities to generate discussions across fields and chances for individuals to be exposed to different potential career trajectories. 

 

Society Aims:

During the year, the society will run a series of networking and social events to enable people with an interest in the biomedical sciences to interact with researchers, academics and industry leaders from various fields. BBMS has also been running an annual conference since 2008 which invites prominent speakers to Cambridge and is a platform for researchers to display their work on a larger scale.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Joining the BBMS society provides a fantastic opportunity for pre-clinical medics to explore biomedical research and gain early insights into the world of academia through various events and of course, our annual conference! The society provides a great platform to further your interests beyond your course. 

 

Clinical Medics:

For clinical medics, BBMS is an invaluable opportunity to network with like-minded students and also distinguished researchers from various medical disciplines. There will also be opportunities for poster presentations during the conference. 

 

Get in touch about:

Please get in touch if you have any queries about the society

Name

Cambridge Black Medics Society

 

Contact Details

ao438@nullcam.ac.uk

pres.cbms@nullgmail.com 

 

Description

Society description:

Bring together past, present and future Afro-Caribbean medical personnel, with the hope of providing the best platform on which our black medics excel in and excel in the competitive Cambridge environment and beyond. We celebrate the achievements of Cambridge black medics past and encourage the university to aim for racial equality in the medical field.

 

Society Aims:

– Host events where Black medics, medical scientists and Cambridge alumni speak about their careers, its challenges, and how to break into their field

– Provide a much-needed source of emotional support and wellbeing through a network of peers who support each other through empathy and advice.

– Conduct research into the experiences of Black Cambridge medical students and use the information to help make the medical school a more tolerant environment

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

– Provide advice and helpful ‘hints and tips’ on tackling the pre-clinical course

– Host an informal Part II information evening

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Cancer Awareness in Teens and Twenties (CATTs)

 

Contact Details

csl55@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

The charity to make sure young people know the signs and symptoms of cancer.

 

Society Aims:

Fundraising is also integral to CATTS. Be it cancer care or cancer research charities, we aim to get Cambridge students giving to many worthwhile causes. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for information about our fundraising campaigns, so you never miss out on making a monumental difference to people going through cancer treatment.

 

Our timetable of CATTS Talks and Presentations will also be something to look out for- whether it’s cancer survivors sharing their inspiring stories or consultant oncologists talking about latest treatment paths for cancer types, you will always be able to take something away from our CATTS Talks.

 

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

With awareness events running throughout the year, CATS aims to make students aware of common cancers in young people, and their signs and symptoms. 

 

Clinical Medics:

N/A

 

Get in touch about:

We are currently looking for a publicity officer, a mature students’ representative officer, a graphic designed and a general social officer. Please get in touch if you would like to apply for these roles or if you would like to know more about them!

Name

Christian Medical Fellowship 

 

Contact Details

bmp29@nullcam.ac.uk 

 

Description

Society description:

Bring together Christian clinical Med students across the clinical year groups in an environment to encourage and be encouraged by one another.

A space to navigate unique challenges which may come with studying in healthcare in a Christ centred manner, and be supporting one another in prayer

 

Society Aims:

Hold fortnightly meetings to support each other in work and faith, with speakers on various topics from ethical issues to career guidance, and of course, hold our annual carol service!

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Membership of the CMF is open to preclinical medics from their first week in Cambridge, and they are welcome to attend all our events – though we usually encourage them to take part in the Christian MedVet Fellowship which exists for preclinical medics. 

 

Clinical Medics:

For learning we hold a number of speaker events throughout the year on ethical issues, relevant theological teaching and career guidance. 

 

Get in touch about:

Leading a Bible thought, helping to run our carol service or suggesting a topic you’d like to discuss!

 

Sign-up link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQgA3YoYtap67NHSFo7nsceD5pzSwZ1QLrJ3CnqtM_jChuIQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&usp=mail_form_link

Name

Doctors for All

 

Contact Details

doctorsforall.cam@nullgmail.com

ysc36@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Doctors for All (DfA) aims to reduce inequalities in healthcare and healthcare access founded on the principles of the organisation Doctors of the World.

 

Society Aims:

We are a society that runs campaigns, education workshops, speaker events, fundraising, and podcasts across a range of issues. For the past two years we have delivered Doctors of the World’s Safer Surgeries programme to equip students with the tools to ensure their host GP surgeries allow access to everybody in the community they serve, especially Gypsy & Romani Travellers, homeless people, and people with uncertain immigration status. Other areas we have worked on include trans healthcare, racial inequalities in health and maternity specifically, and healthcare under the hostile environment. To do this, we partner with national campaigns such as Five Times More, Docs Not Cops, Migrants Organise, and Health Pioneers. This year, are looking to develop links with staff and their unions, including with the Doctors Association, which you may have seen a lot in the press during COVID.

 

We will also run socials to fundraise for Doctors of the World, for example, our very successful NOVI cocktail night. 

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Pre-clinical medics are actively welcomed to our talks and events.

 

Clinical Medics:

Clinical medics are encouraged to attend our safe surgeries workshops, talks and events.

 

Get in touch about:

Joining our team! We are looking for a communications and publicity officer to add their artistic flair while managing our social media content, writing our mailing list emails/monthly bulletin and submitting to ClinSoc bulletin. We are also looking for a treasurer to manage our bank account (much of the work for this has already been put in). We are looking for a sponsorship officer and a fundraising lead to find and develop our sponsorship opportunities and assist with fundraising logistics.

 

Additionally, if any of this sounds particularly good to you, we welcome expressions of interest to join the committee to run a particular campaign! 

 

Sign-up link:

https://forms.gle/yWhKB4NMq2bGCGPT8

Name

FoMSF

 

Contact Details

sl897@nullcam.ac.uk

iht21@nullcam.ac.uk 

 

Description

Society description:

Friends of MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) are a network of student supporter groups around the UK and Ireland who campaign, fundraise and raise awareness of MSF, an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.

 

Friends of MSF (FoMSF) aims are to:

  1. Raise money for MSF, our work in the field and specific campaigns.
  2. Raise awareness and knowledge about MSF’s work in the field and humanitarian issues.
  3. Encourage students of the UK & Ireland to consider working with non-governmental organisations such as MSF as a possible career post-graduation.
  4. Support MSF in advocacy campaigns as and when appropriate 

 

Society Aims:

FoMSF plans to host our annual conference with speakers and workshops, to organise fundraising activities (including a Fun Run) and other events. 

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

FoMSF’s activities will allow pre-clinical medics to learn more about the work of MSF, the experiences of doctors and other medical staff who are involved with MSF and to learn more about the work of medical humanitarian organisations. 

 

Clinical Medics:

FoMSF’s activities will allow clinical medics to learn more about the work of MSF, the experiences of doctors and other medical staff who are involved with MSF and to learn more about the work of medical humanitarian organisations and how they can help.

Name

Headucate: Cambridge

 

Contact Details

lc705@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Raise awareness of and reduce stigma surrounding mental illness by running mental health awareness workshops in secondary schools across Cambridgeshire.

 

Society Aims:

Deliver mental health workshops in Secondary Schools, train more Cambridge students to deliver these sessions and host talks/panel events.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Our society offers pre-clinical medics, passionate about mental health and/or teaching, the opportunity to be trained and deliver talks to secondary school students. 

 

Clinical Medics:

Our society also offers clinical medics, passionate about mental health and/or teaching, the opportunity to be trained and deliver talks to secondary school students.

Name

Healthy Planet Cambridge

 

Contact Details

healthyplanetcambridge@nullgmail.com

 

Description

Society description:

🌱We are the Cambridge University branch of Healthy Planet UK – a student group working to raise awareness of the links between climate change and health.

🌱We aim to educate, advocate and act on the intersections between ecology, climate change, and human health. We also know that tackling these kinds of environmental problems, for example through clean energy, active travel and home insulation, can benefit both physical and mental health. And we believe that young people should have more of a say in the policies that will affect their futures in such important ways.

🌱We act locally and globally for a fairer, healthier future. We educate health students and workers about climate change and healthcare. We advocate for the health sector to take a greater leadership role in climate policy. And we take direct action when we need to.

 

Society Aims:

🌱To campaign for and work with the medical school to develop a medical curriculum that incorporates the climate crisis and sustainability.

🌱Host events with speakers to inspire current students and future healthcare professionals to take action and the climate crisis.

🌱Give teaching sessions to local schools, university colleges, and healthcare students to educate them on the links between the climate crisis and health.

🌱Host workshops and working groups where we invite anyone to attend to discuss and share ideas surrounding healthcare and sustainability.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

🌎Get involved with delivering teaching sessions on the climate crisis and health

Auditing the medical school’s teaching on the climate crisis and working with the Faculty of Biology to improve this.

🌎Work with doctors and academics to get involved with public health research that focuses on the link between the climate crisis and health.

🌎Get involved in campaigning, direct action and lobbying MPs to take action on the climate crisis.

🌎Attend events, workshops, working group discussions, and socials (think vegan brunch!!)

 

Clinical Medics:

🌎Get involved with delivering teaching sessions on the climate crisis and health

Auditing the medical school’s teaching on the climate crisis and working with the Clinical School to improve this.

🌎Work with doctors and academics to get involved with public health research that focuses on the link between the climate crisis and health.

🌎Get involved in campaigning, direct action and lobbying MPs to take action on the climate crisis.

🌎Attend events, workshops, working group discussions, and socials (think vegan brunch!!)  

 

Get in touch about:

🌻We are still looking to fill some committee positions including secretary, education coordinator, campaign officer, and publicity officer – please get in touch to find out more!

🌻Please get in touch with any ideas you may have – we’d love to hear from you!

 

Sign-up link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCvctUX61gVSDKoXgziWLQYdTPvQ9me2pPGCBb2dBGJ9XYqQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Name

CU Heartstart

 

Contact Details

amhamm2@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Heartstart is a national initiative set up by the British Heart Foundation which aims to teach Basic Life Support to the public. Our main goal is to go to schools, colleges, sports clubs, homeless shelters etc and teach how to perform CPR and how to deal with emergencies such as choking, hypothermia, bleeding, heart attacks etc.

 

Society Aims:

– Restart a Heart Day is taking place on 16th October 2021, where we recruit volunteers and teach CPR to the public in four hot spot areas around Cambridge.

– Throughout the year, we will organise several teaching sessions at schools, colleges and sports societies where we teach basic life support.

– At the end of the year, we teach all incoming 4th year medics how to perform CPR.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

 

Clinical Medics:

Clinical medics will be able to volunteer with us for all of our events and teach BLS to schools/colleges/homeless shelters etc – this provides invaluable teaching experience and is excellent practice for future situations when we will have to deal with cardiac arrests ourselves. Each participant receives a certificate acknowledging their contribution.

 

Get in touch about:

 

Sign-up link:

https://forms.gle/RP9NxqTGFXnBY4th8

Name

Helthsoc Medposting

 

Contact Details

helthsocmedposting@nullcusu.cam.ac.uk

sk2075@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Help the Cambridge undergraduate community by posting and advertising clinical and medical society events. Our aim is that undergraduates will be able to easily access relevant clinical information.

 

Society Aims:

Share and advertise any clinical society events going on at Cambridge that are relevant and accessible to undergraduate medical students

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

All events that are posted and advertised on our Facebook and website are directly relevant to the medical undergraduate course and preclinical students. We also publish articles and reports written by pre-clinical students about any healthcare related topics.

 

Clinical Medics:

Join our Facebook group and get in touch with anyone on committee if you’d like to write an article for us to be published on our website or to advertise clinical society events (we are particularly keen to get in touch with the undergraduate representatives of any clinical society) or to join the committee!

 

Get in touch about:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/helthsocmedposting/

Name

Make A Smile

 

Contact Details

makeasmilecambridge@nullgmail.com

bd420@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

A new chapter of a larger (and now international!!) student-led charity, we aim to bring some joy into the lives of children living in Cambridgeshire! We work with hospital wards, schools, libraries and other charities and organisations to put on events, all dressed as your favourite children’s characters!

 

Society Aims:

– Events (in person and online)

– Socials

– Workshops (singing, acting, sign language, balloon animals…)

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Get involved and volunteer with us! No dressing up is required, and you can volunteer as little or as much as you want! You can completely work round your schedules and only volunteer when you feel comfortable doing so. All volunteers will be trained and have a variety of workshops they can attend to increase their skills

 

Clinical Medics:

the same!

 

Get in touch about:

Want to volunteer? Get in touch! We’re on Facebook and Instagram as @makeasmilecambridge 

 

Sign-up link:

https://makeasmile.org.uk/signin

Name

Cambridge Medical Women’s Federation

 

Contact Details

kp470@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

As the Cambridge branch of the medical women’s federation, our aim is to celebrate and promote the success of women in the medical profession.

 

Society Aims:

Host a range of speaker events

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Our speaker events are aimed at everyone, including pre-clinical medics

 

Clinical Medics:

Our speaker events are aimed at everyone, including clinical medics

 

Get in touch about:

If you would like to become a member of the MWF

 

Sign-up link:

https://www.medicalwomensfederation.org.uk/about/join-mwf

Name

M3dicube

 

Contact Details

m3dicubecambridge@nullgmail.com

 

Description

Society description:

M3dicube is a UK based society founded in 2018 with a goal of improving awareness and access to 3D printing technology. Our society is made of students, academics and healthcare professionals with a collective goal of using 3D printing to enhance medical education, innovation and connectivity within the medical field. We have 4 different branches across the UK, including Newcastle, Bristol and more recently Cambridge and Leeds which were launched in 2020. At Cambridge, we focus on increasing awareness by providing education and opportunities to engage with 3D printing in medicine via workshops and projects.

 

Society Aims:

Our aim is to enhance awareness of 3D-printing in medicine and access to medical 3D printing. We hope to achieve this by organising projects, seminars and workshops on anatomy segmentation from medical imaging, crash courses on Computer-Aided Design (CAD), seminars and talks with invited speakers, and projects that involve 3D printing tools and software.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

M3dicube seminars provide introductory and more advanced knowledge about 3D printing in medicine. Our workshops aim to showcase and teach most of the useful features for anatomy segmentation from medical imaging and in Fusion360 for doing computer aided design. In the projects, students will have the opportunity to work with other team members to learn, collaborate and refine skills in 3D printing software. Support will be available from our supervisors. Finally, our society connects students and healthcare professionals with a passion for 3D-printing. 3D printing has a significant potential in augmenting the understanding of anatomy and modelling pathological organs, which would be of particular interest to MVST Part IA students. Our workshop in segmenting the human brain from MRI would also be of interest to Part IB students studying neuroanatomy.



Clinical Medics:

Same as for pre-clinical medics

M3dicube seminars provide introductory and more advanced knowledge about 3D printing in medicine. Our workshops aim to showcase and teach most of the useful features for anatomy segmentation from medical imaging and in Fusion360 for doing computer aided design. In the projects, students will have the opportunity to work with other team members to learn, collaborate and refine skills in 3D printing software. Support will be available from our supervisors. Finally, our society connects students and healthcare professionals with a passion for 3D-printing. 3D printing has far-reaching use cases such as medical education, surgical planning, bespoke medical equipment and more. Therefore the opportunities we provide not only apply to just colleagues in radiology, but all spanning specialties and at different stages of the medical career.



Get in touch about:

What kind of events would be of interest/useful for you?

 

 

Sign-up link:

https://mailchi.mp/bbd3c6a47ff3/m3dicube-sign-up?fbclid=IwAR0be9yVXutGZP3vFM8WgLLNcO9YbKHBfTPGT5yrgsw_UmGHC0YiwAm4__U

Name

MEDLIFE

 

Contact Details

css46@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

MEDLIFE Cambridge is the Cambridge chapter of MEDLIFE – an international organisation working to aid communities in developing regions. We form a team of student volunteers to travel to nations in developing parts of the world to work on projects there.

 

Society Aims:

Organise and arrange a service-learning trip to Peru in 2022 for a group of student volunteers, who are part of MEDLIFE. We also aim to fundraise for the trip through events taking place during the academic year.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Organising and attending events will be a great way to network and meet other students who are passionate about humanitarian work. The service-learning trip would be an amazing opportunity to travel to Peru, and volunteer with MEDLIFE there. With signing up, students have the opportunity to be involved in this amazing initiative, particularly helping communities severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Name

PsychStart Cambridge

 

Contact Details

db711@nullcam.ac.uk 

 

Description

Society description:

We pair students with a higher trainee or consultant in psychiatry for one-to-one career support. The opportunities are endless: shadowing, research, audits, help with projects and general advice.

 

Society Aims:

Alongside the mentorship, we provide extra opportunities to help demystify the career pathway. For those on the scheme, we create an interview series with psychiatrists about careers and provide newsletters with tips, new opportunities and new research to look out for.  

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Early clinical exposure to psychiatry, with opportunities similar to that provided to clinical medics.

 

Clinical Medics:

Mentorship, learning, research, audits, extra psychiatry time, medical education, leadership projects

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Cambridge Student & Community First Responder Scheme

 

Contact Details

cambridgescfr@nullgmail.com

 

Description

Society description:

Community First Responders are volunteer members of the NHS Ambulance Services who respond to the highest priority calls, such as cardiac arrests, in their community. They drive under normal road conditions to provide life saving treatments until the ambulance arrives. The Cambridge SCFR Scheme is responsible for CFRs in the Cambridge area and is specifically aimed at medical students.

 

Society Aims:

Please see above

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

 

 

Clinical Medics:

We are responsible for recruiting, inducting, supervising and training medical students interested in becoming CFRs in Cambridge

 

Get in touch about:

 

 

Sign-up link:

https://www.cambridgescfr.org.uk/contact-us/

Name

Cambridge University Students Against Pseudoscience

 

Contact Details

hello@nullcusap.org

 

Description

Society description:

Founded in 2020 to address growing concern over scientific misinformation, anti-scientific thinking and conspiracy ideation from a number of sectors and academic disciplines, Students Against Pseudoscience wanted to create a community of students who appreciate the importance of effective and compassionate scientific messaging, as well as to bring together multidisciplinary discussion on understanding the nature and scale of the problem and the ways to tackle these issues, starting from the very top of the information chain right here in Cambridge. 

 

Society Aims:

We hold speaker events and workshops. But more than anything we want to generate wider conversations. Should those who promote pseudoscience be punished? How should media literacy be taught in PHSE in schools? Can social media content be regulated? What constitutes censorship? What roles do corporate, political and religious interests play? Are mandatory vaccinations ever warranted? Does Cambridge play a role in all this? Can countering misinformation be within private companies’ interests? Is there a tech solution to content farms? Can inoculation techniques be made more widespread? and so on… 

 

We also want to hear more voices. In the backburner is a blog, a possible publication, where we hear people’s stories of why they have come to care about the cause, (or not!); where we respond to news and opinion articles; where we shine a spotlight on those who devote their academic or professional career to these issues. 

 

And finally, and perhaps most importantly, we want to build a community, through social events, through shared projects, through partnerships with organisations, other societies, departments and colleges. 

 

Pre-clinical Medics & Clinical Medics:

Applied into medicine, this covers a lot of content we think about in SECHI (health behaviour), PfPC (alternative medicine), in CCS (communicating science). The issues here are very relevant to our work as medics. If you would like to stay involved, sign up to our mailing list, follow our social media, and consider applying to our committee!

 

We’re recruiting:

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Sign-up link:

https://forms.gle/YHkFvDojU5oTCYb78

Name

Teddy bear hospital

 

Contact Details

Cu.teddybearhospital@nullgmail.com

drj38@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Teddy bear hospital was established to help educate primary school aged children about hospitals and their own health. We aim to reduce anxiety in the case that the children ever have to go into hospital or interact with the medical field, as well as ensuring they know what to do in an emergency 

 

Society Aims:

We are hoping to resume in person events where we invite ~20 children and their parents/school staff to the clinical school. We run interactive stations on a variety of topics with them, and overall make sure that they have a great time! This year we will also continue to raise funds for various children’s charities 

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Preclinical medics form an important part of our volunteers for the in person events! We always need enthusiastic medics from all years to support the committee in running events and keeping the children safe and ensuring they have a great time.

 

Clinical Medics:

It’s a great way to practise communication skills with children which are essential in GP and fifth year.

 

Get in touch about:

 

 

Sign-up link:

Please email cu.teddybearhospital@nullgmail.com

Name

Teddy bear hospital

 

Contact Details

Cu.teddybearhospital@nullgmail.com

drj38@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Teddy bear hospital was established to help educate primary school aged children about hospitals and their own health. We aim to reduce anxiety in the case that the children ever have to go into hospital or interact with the medical field, as well as ensuring they know what to do in an emergency 

 

Society Aims:

We are hoping to resume in person events where we invite ~20 children and their parents/school staff to the clinical school. We run interactive stations on a variety of topics with them, and overall make sure that they have a great time! This year we will also continue to raise funds for various children’s charities 

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Preclinical medics form an important part of our volunteers for the in person events! We always need enthusiastic medics from all years to support the committee in running events and keeping the children safe and ensuring they have a great time.

 

Clinical Medics:

It’s a great way to practise communication skills with children which are essential in GP and fifth year.

 

Get in touch about:

 

 

Sign-up link:

Please email cu.teddybearhospital@nullgmail.com

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Cambridge Widening Access to Medicine Society (CamWAMS)

 

Contact Details

cambridgewams@nullgmail.com

 

Description

Society description:

Cambridge Widening Access to Medicine Society (CamWAMS) is a society committed to improving access to Medical School at Cambridge. We work closely with local schools in the East Anglia area and organise various events throughout the academic year tailored towards students in disadvantaged circumstances.

 

Society Aims:

Host a variety of events and conferences throughout the year, including advice on the admissions process, medicine taster events, interview workshops and more. There will be opportunities to join committee, be part of a student panel in Q&A events and talk at individual schools across the country.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Our committee comprises both clinical and pre-clinical medics. Opportunities for both pre-clinical and clinical medics include taking part in CamWAMS events as a student volunteer, talking to schools and joining the committee, which applications for open in the new year.

 

Clinical Medics:

Our committee comprises both clinical and pre-clinical medics. Opportunities for both pre-clinical and clinical medics include taking part in CamWAMS events as a student volunteer, talking to schools and joining the committee, which applications for open in the new year.

 

Get in touch about:

Any access events you want to run – we’re always keen to hear new ideas and work on new initiatives! Make sure to check out the committee positions when we open applications after Christmas.

 

Sign-up link:

Join our volunteers facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/251318938634558

Art, Music & Theatre

We are delighted to be able to embrace cultural opportunities as part of the extra-curricular fabric of ClinSoc life.

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvh6WlQ-zYmM37Z_AEks-h7dURROII7Di7TeV9zBj3F-7DwQ/viewform

Will make sure you stay in the loop when things kick off!

Name

CU MedVet Music Society

 

Contact Details

bpp24@nullcam.ac.uk

uak20@nullcam.ac.uk 

 

Description

Society description:

Enable musical medical students to meet each other, socialise and most importantly play and perform music together!

 

Society Aims:

Hold concerts, performances and socials.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

All pre clin and clinical students welcome

 

Clinical Medics:

All pre clin and clinical students welcome

 

Get in touch about:

What instrument do they play?

 

Sign-up link:

https://www.cambridgemedvetmusic.co.uk/sign-up

Name

Medics’/Vets’ revue



Contact Details

ip363@nullcam.ac.uk



Description

Society description:

We write and perform medical themed comedy sketches.

 

Society aims:

September-December: rehearsing for our performance in December. 

Lent and Easter term are all about writing sketches. 

 

Pre-clinical medics:

Most of the actors are pre-clinical medical students since this is mostly a pre-clinical medical student drama society.

Name

Minuet Society

 

Contact Details

camminuet@nullgmail.com

 

Description

Society description:

Allow medics with a passion for playing music to do so whilst bringing joy to carehome residents. We are talking choirs, soloists, small bands etc. There will be opportunities for everyone who is keen to get playing/singing music again!

 

Society Aims:

Visit care homes roughly twice a term to play music + hopefully with the wider clinsoc musicians society (joint sign up link below) get some larger more regular groups up and running

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Get involved and get playing music with other medics to carehome residents! (and also to form a group/database of musicians so you can find people to play whatever music you are interested in)

 

Clinical Medics:

Get involved and get playing music with other medics to carehome residents! (and also to form a group/database of musicians so you can find people to play whatever music you are interested in)

 

Get in touch about:

 

Sign-up link:

https://forms.gle/HUjsAEYHBuhXoYeh8 + join the minuet facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1961078167552798 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1961078167552798

In most years, this is simply the parent society of the Charity Pantomime.

Cambridge Sharks & ClinSoc Sports

ClinSoc Sports has always called itself the Sharks!

Name

Addenbrookes Boat Club 

 

Contact Details

addenbrookes.men@nullcucbc.org

dw515@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Founded by clinical students wanting a relaxed rowing club that works with the timetables of the clinical school. Recently resurrected we have raced in the last two years of college bumps/June eights regatta. 

 

Society Aims:

We will run sessions on weekends and evenings where there is demand. Entering the end of term races and hopefully a number of midterm races as well. For those who have done years of top boats and are looking for a bit of a break or those who haven’t rowed higher than their second boat years ago, we welcome all!

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Whilst mainly interest comes from the clinical students we are a club for all medical students and welcome those still in pre-clinical. 

 

Clinical Medics:

Water sessions, and high level coaching but with a far less demanding training program that college rowing. A relaxed atmosphere is mixed boats with all years that’s about going fast and having fun. 

 

Get in touch about:

Any Comittee positions. We don’t have a rigid committee structure but if your keen to get involved we would love to have you!

 

Sign-up link:

https://forms.gle/bBv3fGhvrJM9eFWo6

Name

MedHik Society 

 

Contact Details

cl861@nullcam.ac.uk

 

Description

Society description:

A hiking and social society for medical students and beyond. This society aims to foster the mental health of the University’s medical students whilst also raising money for charities through sponsored hikes and nature walks.

All walks are planned around the intense timetable of medics, but we also welcome students doing other triposes. 

 

Society Aims:

We hope to organize fortnightly walks suitable for a range of abilities, from an easy walk to Grantchester for a picnic, to medium length walk to Waterbeach that takes half a day, to end of term walks to Ely which can last a whole day. In addition, there is also hopes to have social nights for walk members such as bar/coffee meet ups over the term as well as fun walks (treasure hunts etc) 

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

MedHik is a low commitment, relaxing society that aims to provide a welcoming atmosphere for all members and non-members alike. Walks are designed to encourage medics from different colleges and year groups to interact and socialize, not only allowing people to make new friends but also gives them the opportunity to ask for advice and network. Members can also become walk leaders after becoming familiarized with the routes in addition to take part in the trip planning process. 

 

Clinical Medics:

N/A

 

Get in touch about:

 

 

Sign-up link:

https://www.cambridgesu.co.uk/organisation/16049/

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Name

Cambridge University Air Squadron 

 

Contact Details

erin.gerrity@nullcuas.org.uk

6FTS-GMBCUASAdmin@nullmod.gov.uk

 

Description

Society description:

CUAS was founded at the first University Air Squadron in the world, and now offers paid flying training and adventurous training to undergraduates!

 

Society Aims:

CUAS holds weekly training nights during term time. Alongside this there is flying training from RAF Wittering, adventurous training throughout the year, sports competitions, ceremonial events, and social events punctuating the annual calendar. 

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

CUAS has a long history of having many pre-clinical medics join the squadron. There are many camps and activities that students get involved in, that provide a multitude of transferable skills that can be applied when the students leave to work in the NHS, or even the RAF.

 

Clinical Medics:

There are many clinical medics at CUAS, and a number are awarded cadetships from the RAF to sponsor them through their final years at university. There is much support that students following this route can get through being a member of CUAS. 

 

Get in touch about:

Please fill out the online form if you would like to apply! If you have any questions, feel free to send a message to our Facebook page, and we’ll get back to you. 

 

Sign-up link:

https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment/media/4368/20210817-raf-uas-application-form.docx

Name

Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit

 

Contact Details

jack.johnson101@nullhotmail.co.uk

 

Description

Society description:

Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit aims to develop an understanding of the Naval Service in undergraduates, so that those who go into civilian employment are positive advocates thereof and to facilitate a Naval Career for those who choose one.

 

Society Aims:

Talks from leading figures such as Defence Medical Services members and other senior officers, trips to Naval Bases across the country, deployments on board Royal Navy warships, informal and formal social events and adventurous training opportunities (such as ski trips, parachuting, mountaineering and more). On top of this, you’ll receive extensive access to cheap qualifications including CMI Level 4 qualifications in Leadership and Management, Royal Yachting Association courses like Yachtmaster, Coastal Skipper and BCU certificates for those interested in canoeing and kayaking. You’ll be paid for all of the above, meaning you’ll make money alongside your professional and personal development.

 

Pre-clinical Medics:

Talks from leading members of DMS, the Ministry of Defence’s medical service, opportunities to deploy on a warship, getting involved in the Medical Officer Cadet pipeline and taking part in land and water sport as well as adventurous training opportunities. The best part is that you’ll be paid for all of this, and with a Cadetship you could even receive a full salary while studying during your clinical years.

 

Clinical Medics:

Talks from leading members of DMS, the Ministry of Defence’s medical service, opportunities to deploy on a warship, getting involved in the Medical Officer Cadet pipeline and taking part in land and water sport as well as adventurous training opportunities. The best part is that you’ll be paid for all of this, and with a Cadetship you could even receive a full salary while studying.

 

Get in touch about:

Medical cadetships in the Royal Navy, as well as the wider Armed Forces community.

 

Sign-up link:

https://bit.ly/3lJYIZT

Collegiate Medical Societies

Each college has its own Medics’ Society or Medics and Vets’ Society, the exchanges between which are liaised by Cambridge MedSoc.

In the interest of fostering connections between the pre-clinical and clinical community, ClinSoc strongly recommends collegiate medical societies to have committees representing both communities and to host social events where both are welcome!

Supporting Teams & Societies

If you run a society which has an active Cambridge clinical student membership, be sure to update your records below to continue enjoying your ClinSoc privileges! If you have any questions, you can always get in touch with us at societies@nullclinsoc.co.uk.

Does my society need to be registered with the Proctors?

Essentially any society that uses the name ‘University of Cambridge (or Cambridge University)….’ needs to be directly registered with the proctors. This will be of relevance to quite a lot of the societies that are currently under the umbrella of ClinSoc (technically Cambridge University Clinical Society) and the William Harvey fund. Even though ClinSoc itself is a registered University society, that doesn’t allow societies under its governance (the list of societies on the Societies list) to call themselves the “University of Cambridge… Society” or “Cambridge University … Society”.

Financial Reporting

The Clinical School and the Proctors’ Office have come to an agreement that there is no need for ClinSoc societies to submit their budgets twice. This is because the William Harvey fund and ClinSoc already have good financial governance arrangements in place and ClinSoc’s accounts are then reported directly to the proctors.

What do I need to do?

What this means in practice is that all Societies on the ClinSoc societies list should think about registering centrally with the Proctors. Existing societies will need to re-register every December.

The Clinical School and the Proctors’ Office have come to an agreement where they require three things from each society:

  1. The name of the society – e.g University of Cambridge Medical Education Society or University of Cambridge Geriatrics society. A Constitution does not appear to be necessary, but do explain that you are currently a society affiliated to ClinSoc.
  2. The officers of the society and the names of the current officers – this needs to be updated annually with the proctors. Click here for the form for notifying the Proctors of the current list of officers. The minimum required is President, Secretary and Junior Treasurer.
  3. The financial governance arrangements – this can be a generic statement for all ClinSoc societies to avoid you double reporting finances, as follows:
    “This society’s budget is reviewed and governed by the Cambridge University Clinical Society and is audited through the William Harvey Fund Committee. The budget is therefore reported to the Proctors through the Clinical Society budget.” Perhaps print this on a document and add a signature.

Send the above to junior.proctor@nullcam.ac.uk. The time of the year to look out for is believed to be from October 1 to December 31.

Re-registration is likely possible via Moodle if you are previously registered. You must not forget to do this if you wish to keep your name.

General Registration

However, if your society targets a uni-wide audience or receives significant external sponsorship (the use of which is not reported through ClinSoc reimbursements), ClinSoc urges you to have the full infrastructure expected from any uni-wide society. This involves:

  • a Constitution
  • a Bank Account
  • a Senior Treasurer, as well as
  • annual reporting of accounts.

Further benefits with a General Registration should include:
– being able to apply to the Societies Syndicate for financial assistance;
– covering by the University’s public liability insurance policy when hiring premises or facilities; and
– entitlement to space on the University’s web pages.

Useful Documentations

More Information on a more general registration can be found here.

For the admin fanatics, here are some detailed notes on registering Societies. You also get a sample accounts form and sample Constitution available for download.

You can also see a list of all currently registered Societies here.

Unexpected Outcomes

We just want to stress that this agreement is a new one and the Proctors may request more information or documents. If anything unexpected occurs that deviate vastly from the advice we have given above, do forward us the relevant email chains or let us know when you need any assistance we can provide.

Ultimately we understand there is a range of complexity with regards to your society’s position of affiliations, and to what extent it falls “under the ClinSoc umbrella”. We want this to be as simple as possible for everyone and for societies to work with the Proctors’ Office as independently as possible.

We iterate that this should be a simple procedure, we believe it is in the university’s interest to have your society affiliated by name, and therefore any society considering a name change should really give this a go.