Oxford MedSoc is here to ensure you have a great time at medical school. Here's what we do:
The Entz team are responsible for organising a variety of exciting events throughout the year for the members of MedSoc. As medicine can be a demanding and challenging course, we want to make sure the heavy schedule is punctuated with opportunities to relax and have fun. Whilst MedSoc membership is exclusive to medics, there are many non-medics in attendance at our events. Keep up to date with our events by following us on Facebook. Events will also be added on the website as they are announced.
This year's Entz team are Luis Avellano-Khan, San Myat, Ollie Hague, and Maddy Mills. You can contact them by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Popular events include Dissection Drinks and Scrub Crawls, where we explore the many college bars of Oxford dressed in theatre scrubs, and get to know medics in other years and colleges. Christmas in Oxford is always a busy and exciting time of year and with ice-skating trips and medic bops, everyone gets a chance to enjoy the magic of Oxmas!
The glittering MedSoc Ball is the biggest event of the year and will be held towards the end of Michaelmas term. One of the few balls to take place in first term, this is a classy black tie event, attended by Pre-Clinical students across the years, as well as non-medics. A hotly anticipated event, the MedSoc ball of 2016 shall be held in the beautiful Ashmolean museum.
We like to make sure that there are a variety of events taking place to guarantee that there is something for everyone to get involved in. Please get in touch if you have any questions or ideas you’d like to share with us. MedSoc events are always popular so we hope to see you soon.
Oxford MedSoc has been incredibly lucky to host some amazing people who are leaders in the world of medical sciences. Speaker events are a really great way to find out more about the medical world, beyond what we cover on our syllabuses and to ask questions to famous scientists and doctors. It’s a great way to make the most of your time here at Oxford. Our talks are always free entry for MedSoc members but we welcome anybody interested. With refreshments available, loads of medics attending, and inspiring medical personalities to listen to, they’re definitely events not to be missed!
Our speakers page is constantly being updated with the latest speaker events. See what's coming up over the next few weeks.
Past speakers include:
LORD ROBERT WINSTON - pioneering gynaecologist, media personality, author, parliamentary medical advisor in House of Lords
DAME FRANCES ASHCROFT - World renowned researcher in field of diabetes and ion channel physiology, author
PROFESSOR ADRIAN HILL - World renowned immunologist, at forefront of search to find Ebola vaccine
ANDREW DILLON - Chief Executive of NICE
PROFESSOR PETER DONELLEY - Director of Wellcome Trust for Human Genetics
Welfare is an integral part of Medsoc and is available to all preclinical medical students at Oxford, regardless of membership to the society. It exists to provide support for both academic issues and general well-being within the medical community.
What we do:
- Provide ears in a confidential and non-judgemental environment should someone wish to express and discuss worries/concerns.
- Biweekly drop-in sessions
- Peer tuiton scheme whereby students in older years provide academic support to students in lower years.
- Welfare Teas
- Welfare orientated social events
- Medsoc Welfare Emails to advertise our services
- Sample essays and other forms of support on our tumblr page: oxmedwelfare.tumblr.com
The welfare reps for this academic year are Hannah and Adam, and they can be contacted at email@example.com.
Medsoc Sports' main responsibilities lie in organising the sports teams made up of society members. This includes arranging their training times, kit, matches and socials. We currently have teams for men’s football and women’s netball, and are looking to set up a variety of others.
Aside from regular matches per term, the highlight of the year will be “MedSoc Varsity” where teams representing Oxford Medical Students’ Society compete against their counterparts from Cambridge. This will be followed by a formal Medsoc dinner to celebrate the year’s successes and handover captaincies.
Sport is a very important part of the society and its community, being a fantastic way to meet new people, relieve stress and make the most of free time while studying here in Oxford.
This year's MedSoc Sports reps are Alex Thomas and Charlotte Laycock. They can be contacted at
The charity aspect of MedSoc allows us as pre-clinical students to try to do something for the wider community. This is through a number of channels - be it through charity runs (this year the MedSoc team did the Town and Gown 10k for muscular dystrophy), bake sales, or interacting with local medically related charities. These aren't only beneficial for the charities we're supporting, but the endorphins released from exercise and eating cakes is very helpful in combatting the stresses of this tricky course at this tricky university.
Madi Oliver - Charities 2017-18
The Arts team are here to connect MedSoc in a fun and creative environment! We aim to provide all kinds of outlets for medic related boredom/stress/excess creative energy. Feel free to get in touch if you want to organise groups for activities you're passionate about!
What we do:
- help you set up arts related groups and get access to arts funding
- arts and crafts sessions
- starting a MedSoc a cappella group up and running
- starting a MedSoc band/orchestra if interest is shown
- run life drawing event
- organise the first ever pre-clinical pantomime/play
- MedSoc arts emails
The MedSoc Arts Facebook page has more information.
Ella Dunlop and Ruby Lawrence - MedSoc Arts 2017-18