This page provides information about some of the clubs and societies run by students at HYMS. These groups are in addition to the hundreds of groups affiliated to the Students' Unions of Hull and York, in which HYMS students are also active.
We are part of a national organisation made up of medical students and doctors all across the UK. Our aim is to provide support for not just Christians but all medical students throughout their years at HYMS. We have regular meetings and socials in both Hull and York, with highlights including the NHS carol service and ice-skating events.
We are dedicated to improving education, understanding and debate in medical ethics with a particular focus on the themes that underlie the undergraduate medical curriculum. Our aim is to facilitate and support student understanding of medical ethics and its intergration into the clinical environment through lectures, workshops and debates and the patient perspective.
Our team takes part in the University of Hull intramural league. This is an ideal opportunity for medical students who would like to take part in organised football matches, but who don't have the time to train at University team level. As well as an organised match, we hold two training sessions each week where everyone is welcome.
We hold talks, social events and workshops for students interested in a career as a GP and those who want a better understanding of primary care. We also host wider social events open to all HYMS students.
The History of Medicine Society is for anyone interested in medicine's fascinating and occasionally murky past. We offer talks and trips that cut out the bits that you didn't like about history at school and show you that the story of medicine is far more intricate and far-reaching than it is often presented. We can also provide pointers for students wishing to further their involvement in the field, be it through essay competitions, giving their own presentations, or by taking on a History of Medicine degree.
We meet for an hour every week in Hull for a hit-around and a game. Hockey sticks provided.
There are student branches of St John Ambulance at both York and Hull. We offer first aid training to members (everything up to crewing ambulances) along with the opportunity to use these valuable skills in a pre-hospital setting. We meet regularly each week and have an active social calendar. Members can get involved in first aid, youth leadership, Duke of Edinburgh awards and many other activites.
We are a student group representing the parent organisation, Medical Women's Federation, in supporting female medical students and doctors as well as patients. Our aims are to advance the personal and professional development of women in medicine, to change discriminatory attitudes and practices and to work on behalf of patients.
MedSoc is the overarching student organisation which represents all HYMS student societies.
We are a community group which provides activities for residents and day visitors at three Community Units. We also run a monthly Harmony Café where people experiencing memory problems and their carers can socialise with one another and with volunteers in a friendly and understanding environment.
We are a friendly, relaxed club. We practice twice a week and we like to have fun both on the court and on club socials. Absolutely no experience is necessary to have a go, and everyone is welcome.
We provide a mixture of learning and practice opportunities related to patients who are so unwell that they benefit from emergency care before they get to hospital. Our focus is our Academic Forum, a monthly multi-disciplinary lecture and workshop event. Sessions are themed and stand-alone delivering a flexible CPD opportunity for all those interested, from first aid provider to A&E Consultant.
We go horse-riding every Sunday. Anyone is welcome to join, from complete beginners to experienced riders. We also organise fun competitions and rides out each term.
We run annual ski trips, events and parties. Probably the best holiday you will have at university!
We serve as a conduit between students and research, enabling access to experience which may act as a platform to a career, a taster, or simply a CV boost. By organising research projects, workshops, journal clubs, lectures and keynote speakers, we give student opportunities to develop skills and contacts in academic medicine.
>We are a charity based in the UK, led by medical and healthcare students, which supports child welfare in communities throughout the developing world. The HYMS branch of SKIP works in Kibaha, Tanzania, where we work to develop and maintain sustainable, community-based projects which can improve the health, education and welfare of vulnerable children in the community. This summer we are sending our first group of volunteers to the project where they will be getting involved in teaching nursery children, organising HIV/AIDS awareness seminars and running community activity days. We fundraise throughout the year for our partner organisation in Tanzania, MYODA, and hope to continue to send out students on project in the coming years. We're always on the look out for volunteers so please get involved!
We offer 12 sports (football, netball, girls and boys rugby, cricket, horse-riding, cheerleading, dance, badminton, tennis, squash, basketball). We also have loads of social events going on throughout the year, including meals, drinking circles, as well as the man-auction, Question of HYMS Sport and many more. You can join and play for us even if you’re not a medic -- it's a chance to get to know more people at a more relaxed level, although we still have very competitive matches in leagues!
HYMS Surgical Society is dedicated to bringing new and unique opportunities of involvement within the Surgical field of Medicine. Whether you’re sure of your career path into surgery or undecided, SurgSoc will deliver experiences to spark interest and provide insight.
Our aim is to help children be less afraid of doctors and to promote healthy eating and living. We do this through interactive games and activities during a single afternoon, as well as running a teddy bear doctors clinic as part of the session. Children bring their teddies to get seen by the doctor who will help teddy feel better. Most of all it is about the children having plenty of fun and helping reinforce the National Curriculum.
Our society is all about having fun outdoors and learning about how people receive medical attention in the remotest of places. We run a large variety of activities, including mountain biking, scuba diving, walking and rock climbing. We also run workshops, talks and an annual conference which involve subjects such as disaster planning, military medicine and expedition medicine. Basically, it's all about having fun in a different place to the usual university environment.