Whether you want to pursue personal or academic interests, or are simply looking to get involved in something new; there will be a society for you!
The Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) unites and equips Christian doctors and nurses to live and speak for Jesus Christ through discipleship, evangelism, mission and promoting Christian values. We meet regularly to have discussions on topics pertinent to Christian medics and, of course, to have socials!
We are a student support group of the international charity Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, an impartial and neutral organisation that provides emergency healthcare where it is needed most following natural disasters, in armed conflict zones or those excluded from healthcare access.
At FoMSF, we have 3 main goals:
- Fundraising! Through events such as gigs and quizzes.
- Awareness! Including speaker, film and discussion events.
- Campaigning! Supporting MSF campaigns including the TB Manifesto and helping with missing maps – creating maps in vulnerable areas which allow rapid disaster response.
As a society we work closely with other courses and global health societies such as Engineers without borders, giving what we can and Medsin.
Sheffield Marrow is group of wonderful, welcoming volunteers who help to save lives from blood cancers by:
Just a few highlights from this year’s events include: Recruitment clinics at National BUCS and Sheffield Pride; Brewing our own brand of beer ‘Saviour’ with Welbeck Abbey Brewery, with volunteers invited to help brew it; Marrow Marathon Runners; Celebrity ‘Meet and Greets’ with Mr. Marrow; Volunteers featuring on BBC Radio 1 publicising the great work we do, and spectacular socials like our Annual ‘Spitmas’ dinner. We also received ‘Best Donor Recruitment’ award at this year’s National AGM in Leeds and we won Volunteering Society of the Year at the Annual Activities Awards! We’d love to have you join our Marrow family – so come and visit us at this years Fresher’s Fair!
Welcome to the University of Sheffield Medics' Choir! We are a friendly, non-auditioned choir open to all students at the University of Sheffield (not just medics!). We sing a variety of pieces, from popular music to classical to folk and musicals.
We have plenty of concerts throughout the year, as well as charity fundraisers and regular socials. We rehearse every Thursday evening between 7-8.30pm at the Richard Roberts building, followed by a trip to the local! New members are always welcome - contact our members Facebook page or drop us an email for any enquiries.
The University of Sheffield’s Medics’ Orchestra is a non-audition orchestra, aiming to provide students with the opportunity to continue playing their instrument within a friendly, social environment. We perform two concerts a year, playing a variety of music from classical to jazz to show music, whilst also holding various social events and outreach opportunities throughout the year. Rehearsals are held on Friday evenings at 38 Mappin Street, with a membership cost of £10 for a semester or £15 for the year. Our first rehearsal of the year will be a free Give It A Go session so please come along with your instrument to see whether Medics’ Orchestra could be for you! To be added to our mailing list for rehearsal timings and other information please send us an email.
The society for people interested in pursuing a career in a neuroscience related field such as neurology and neurosurgery! We run frequent events giving information about careers in neuroscience and aiding students with revision and exams.
North Wing is a student interest magazine focusing on medical opinion and review pieces. Originally founded by Sheffield medical students in 1935, North Wing has always been a not-for-profit publication that aims to stimulate thought and entertain. In 2017, we took a turn for the better and became an online magazine, with the aim to reach readership past the lush hills of South Yorkshire. The production team nonetheless remain true to their roots, and can still be seen writing, editing and scheming in Broomhill’s finest ale houses.
You can get involved with North Wing by writing for us, we currently accept submissions throughout the year. We publish opinion pieces, relevant news stories, interviews, artwork, book reviews – and anything we believe is interesting enough. A non-exhaustive list of article suggestions is made available, please see our website, “Submissions” tab, for more information.
If you want to be involved in the edition and production of the magazine, feel free to contact us.
We have held writing workshops in the past, watch our Facebook page and Twitter for details of events to come!
Sexpression Sheffield is a branch of Sexpression:UK a national charity working to improve sex and relationships education(SRE) in the United Kingdom. We run a range of local sessions in schools, and events in the University, as well as having the opportunity to attend conferences run by the National Sexpression network.
Locally we run sessions for young people in schools, providing information on STIs & Contraception, Consent & Relationships, Body image, gender, sexuality and more! These are entirely volunteer led and our effort to improve SRE around Sheffield.
We also plan to run a range of advocacy events to educate Students in the University of the facilities available nearby, and the issues that often come with the newly found freedom of University.
StreetDoctors is a national anti-violence charity mostly staffed by medical students aimed at young people involved with knife crime/gangs. We teach two modules: how to deal with bleeding and how to deal with unconsciousness; from these lessons young people should come away with the knowledge of what to do should they see a stabbing/shooting or come across someone knocked out from a fight, or for any other reason. We also teach the first aid to help young people re-think their attitudes to violence.
Congrats on making it this far! As you settle your boots into uni life why not join us Student Stop AIDers? Becoming a doctor has great responsibilities; you have the ability to make a difference to the world. We at Stop AIDS aim to provide access to medicines to all those suffering with HIV.
Alongside our speaker tours and events, we like to be creative with our campaigns (search “Sheffield Why Stop Now?” into youtube!). We need the creativity and drive of new students to keep us going!
As a member of SGH Sheffield you will part of a network of likeminded students. We aim to educate and raise awareness through speaker sessions, interactive workshops and other creative events and campaigns around the university and the city. We hope to encourage and facilitate opportunities for local community action on the issues we discuss and build an exchange of exciting resources and inspiring content for our members, resulting in a proactive student community built on lasting friendships and a common vision. This Sheffield community is also part of a wider SGH network and a national SGH UK team, which offers opportunity for collaboration and action on a national and international level with regular meetings and conferences in the UK as well as exchange opportunities abroad and connections with similar groups working all around the world.
Sheffield Students' Surgical Society, 'SurgSoc' was created for students interested in surgery at Sheffield Medical School.
The work of the society includes:
Interested in working in the mountains? Fancy using your medical degree to explore the world? We’re a group of students interested in medicine in remote and austere environments. We have links with Edale Mountain Rescue, Buxton Mountain Rescue and Derbyshire Cave Rescue, and organise practical teaching sessions throughout the year. We run at least two weekends away each year, as well as regular walks in the Peak District and evening talks throughout the year.
ACTSoc aims to introduce Sheffield students to Emergency Medicine and Trauma through teaching, lectures and clinical skills practice.
SACCS aims to promote and increase awareness of the anaesthetic speciality as an interest and potential career option. We work closely with consultants, trainees and the Royal College to organise workshops, conferences, lectures, skills days, revision and taster sessions as well as supporting medical students with research projects, career advice, electives, bursaries and prizes.
Sheffield Cardiology society is a student led group which aims to host regular events across the year. We aim to host teaching sessions relevant to the medical school curriculum, show insight into cardiology as a specialty and have fun whilst meeting new people. Previous events include a first year exam revision session which was rated as 'excellent and one of the best teaching events' in the feedback received by first year students, a mock OSCE which is very popular amongst third year students and other topics that a requested by members such as interpreting ECGs. Come and join us for some heartfelt fun this year!
GPsoc is a Medsoc subsociety run by a group of medical students who are interested in General Practice. We aim to promote General Practice to as many students as possible, and want to get as many people involved in this society as possible. Throughout the year we run talks and events related to General Practice and in 2018 we will be hosting the Annual Yorkshire GP Student Conference!.
The Medical Ethics Society is a small but friendly society which is great for anyone with a love of debating and a particular interest in the ethics of medicine. Anyone of all years can join and it is a great way to connect with students in other years. We meet a few times a term to develop our debates, with the end goal to take part in the national medical ethics debate. We also invite guest speakers, such as doctors, to give talks on ethical dilemmas they have experienced at work. In addition, we also run an ethics book club in collaboration with clinical doctors at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and invite external speakers to those meetings.
The society is suitable for people of all debating experience, and the debates and meet-ups are in a low-pressure, friendly environment.
This society is perfect for students who want to develop their public speaking, interpersonal skills or make friends with like minded people.
Topics such as euthanasia, abortion, the ethical theories and elective treatments for under 16s are just some of what has featured over the last few years.
Throughout the year the society holds casual socials in pubs and restaurants, to which everyone is welcome!
Sheffield Medics Revue brings a group of Sheffield medical students together from all years to ultimately write, stage and act in an annual comedy show with a healthcare theme. Students can help backstage or as part of the band as well as by helping to write and act in sketches and songs. All money raised goes to a chosen charity, last year raising over £3000 for a local homelessness charity! We also organise an annual weekend trip away which is always enjoyed by all, as well as having weekly catch ups to socialise and get ideas together. Sheffield Medics Revue is a great society to make friends from all years and of course to have fun!
This year the nutrition society are hoping to become even bigger and better! We are already working on lots of exciting and different events, for example the viewing of documentaries such as Food INC and Cowspiracy and inviting guest speakers to give talks on various interesting topics. An example of a previously organised talk includes ‘Why is my grandma shrinking? The MSK system and ageing’.
NutriSoc is dedicated to keeping our members up to date on quick, simple and extremely tasty recipes by posting them weekly on our facebook page, and we are looking into developing nutrition society membership cards which will offer our members discounts at healthy restaurants and shops as well as all the events we put on throughout the year. We are currently liaising with other societies such as vegan soc and sports medicine to make sure you are aware of everything that is going on that might interest you. Also, we want to organise revision sessions that will cover topics relevant to all years such as digestion, diseases that cause malnutrition such as cystic fibrosis & IBD, malnutrition in the elderly, TPN, fluid calculations and IV fluids.
Sheffield ObG Soc aims to inspire and engage medical students to consider a career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. We aim to organise speaker events from the field in O&G research, women's health advocates and host ethical debates relevant to the field of women's health. We also aim to engage with students of other allied health care professionals such as midwifery students to promote the multidisciplinary team culture.
We are the Sheffield Orthopaedic and Plastic surgery society. Our aim is to increase medical students’ exposure to the competitive fields of Orthopaedic and Plastic surgery as well as increase the awareness of the emerging Orthoplastic specialty.
• Unique Specialty specific small group research opportunities
• Practical sessions for advanced plastics suturing and bone fixation from consultants
• Information about innovation in these respective fields
• Conference trips and presentation opportunities
• Feedback and revision sessions
Our society will help educate you in what a career in Orthoplastics means and help give you the tools to succeed in these extremely competitive careers.
Throughout the year we host talks by Sheffields leading paediatricians, covering topics from paediatric specialities and careers to electives and working abroad. Every year we support a local children’s charity, providing members with lots of opportunities to get involved with fundraising.
Even if you feel a career in paediatrics isn’t for you, we’re still a useful society to know! We hold annual revision lectures for phase 3A and 3Bs in autumn and the stunning Medics Got Talent Show will entertain you in Spring.
It is £5 for lifetime membership which will allow free entry to our talks and priority to get involved with any of our volunteering opportunities.
The University of Sheffield Peer Teaching Society comprises a group of medical students interested in developing their teaching skills and of those around them. Teaching is outlined by the GMC in Tomorrow's Doctors as a necessary skill for the F1, but opportunity to refine this art can be difficult to come by in medical school. We aim to change that by coordinating a diverse array of peer-to-peer learning activities through all levels.
The University of Sheffield Radiology Society was established in March 2017 by a group of students with a common interest in radiology, who saw the need to have a representative of the specialty at an undergraduate level to be of vital importance. Radiology is an expansively growing medical specialty, however, medical students often are not exposed to aspects of this field such as the training programme and different subspecialties such as the growing field of intervention radiology. Additionally, undergraduate radiology teaching often, leaves students uninterested and even avoiding the specialty. Finally, clinical radiology plays a role in both primary care and almost every department of hospital medicine; consequently, there will be inevitable interactions between junior doctors and imaging departments
Our society aims to not only support those who are interested in a career in radiology but also provide image interpretation teaching, in conjunction with the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals radiology department, to students at all stages of training. We hope to aid in ensuring that future junior doctors are more comfortable with image interpretation and spark interest in perusing a career in radiology in more students.
Sheffield Academic Medicine Society (SAMS) was founded in order to raise the awareness of and promote participation in medical research among students, by facilitating the free exchange of ideas between University or hospital staff and students.
The aims of the society are:
Sheffield Dermatology Society brings a group of Sheffield medical students that share the same interest in Dermatology together. Whether looking to specialise in Dermatology or to just increase knowledge in the field, our society provides revision sessions for those important exams. Throughout the year, we also have various activities ranging from revision sessions and practical skills days to charity pub quizzes and cake sales.
This society is focused on keeping our members up to date with one of the newest and most exciting medical specialities. We keep members updated about upcoming conferences and opportunities to get involved in the speciality. We also host lectures and events throughout the year from a variety of sports and exercise medicine professionals to enable learning on topics that are vital to sports medicine & not covered in the medical curriculum.
We acknowledge that multi-disciplinary teams are vital in sports medicine, and therefore undergraduates with an interest in sports and exercise medicine are more than welcome to join and get involved in this society (i.e. not just medical students).
In addition, we are advocates of healthy living and getting the country moving. We are keen to support any initiatives aimed at getting people in Sheffield/Yorkshire more active and promote exercise medicine to all!
We are a friendly and inclusive group that organise and run events working with young children to teach them about healthy living and seeing a doctor. We run one main event each February, with over 500 children coming to visit us at Weston Park Museum last year, and then we have smaller sessions with primary schools and Beaver/Rainbow groups throughout the year. Join Teddy Bear Hospital for the opportunity to get involved with some fun volunteering without any big time commitment and a variety of socials throughout the year. We look forward to meeting you!
Teddy Love xox