Especially from us, your President and Vice President for 2017/18. We are Laraib (aka
Larry) and Sohail and, after successfully overruling the previous MedSoc dictatorship
we are pleased to welcome you as the new President and Vice President.
Last year was pretty big for MedSoc. Classic events such as Scrubs Crawl, Pyjama Pub Crawl, and the ever-fantastic Medic's Ball were continued and newer events like the Winter Formal, OSCE revision weekends and our Summer Garden Party were also huge successes. We also rebranded The Pacemaker: an entirely student run magazine, and ran our third annual MedX - a national conference run by students for students. All of this and much more to come in 2017/18 including an evening of ice skating at our newly reintroduced 'Winter Wonderland'.
The committee is made up of 14 dedicated and enthusiastic students who have a wide variety of roles and responsibilities. Using them, we will be looking to improve your social calendar even more; our third winter Ceilidh is in the works, and inter-PBL competitive events are also on the cards (did somebody say bowling?) - the entire list of socials can be found on our website. Aside from that 'MedSoc Education', will be running regular lectures tailored towards each level of the course, along with OSCE Revision Weekends for both year 1 and year 2 students later in the year. We will also work closely together with other societies to host phase 2 OSCE Revision days.
Another thing we tirelessly work to bring you is the MedSoc membership card. This can be purchased for £25 (Lifetime membership) from our shop in the Chromozone open 11-1 daily, or whenever you so desire via our website. Apart from ensuring you receive mercy in our new regime if you buy one, you will also be entitled to: at least £1 off all of our socials, free entry to all of our 'MedSoc Education' lectures, discounted tickets for the OSCE Revision Weekends, £5 off your ball ticket. 10% off all merchandise in our shop (our fabulously fashionable Manchester MedSoc hoodies and sweatshirts), discounts at a huge range of local establishments, bars and restaurants and discounts from textbook publishers and other exam resources.
We will be building on the successes of last year; exhilarating socials, sophisticated and glamorous formals and informative lecture series' as well as a whole heap of charity and wellbeing events and adding a few new things to the mix. Our purpose is to make your time here as great as possible so we would appreciate your feedback and suggestions.
On a personal note, welcome to Manchester, welcome to Medicine and welcome to the best five (or more) years of your life!
MedSoc love xx
Laraib Khan, President
Sohail Nakhuda, Vice-President
MedSoc is managed by an elected committee of Manchester medical students. More information about this year's committee can be found here
MedSoc hosts a series of exclusive medical student-only events throughout the academic year. For more information on our trademark events and upcoming events, click here
MedSoc create and sell a host of t-shirts, jumpers, hoodies, and other assorted items. Take a look either in our online store, or at the MedSoc shop in Stopford.
MedSoc has its own exclusive membership card - the aptly-named MedSoc Card. Currently available for just £25 to new students, it provides exclusive discounts on MedSoc events and at partner businesses.