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Welcome

The University of Bristol’s Medical School Society has existed in some form for over 150 years. Galenicals, as the society is now known, was formally established in 1935, and since then it has been central to the life of trainee doctors in Bristol.

Representation & Academic Support

We represent Bristol Medical School at national meetings and liaise directly with the Faculty of Health Sciences on your behalf, to provide a vital link between students and staff. We also provide a plethora of resources to assist you in your journey as a medical student.

Welfare and Pastoral Support

We also provide a pastoral support system, from re-sit exam tutors to medic parents to our medical welfare team, to help you enjoy all aspects of life and study during your time at university.

Extracurricular Activities

Galenicals boasts a vast number of sub-societies exclusive for Medics. On top of that, we host some of the best events and nights out during the year. Older year groups can tell you these are not to be missed!

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Meet our Committee

Take a look at our executive dream team for this academic year.

ACADEMIC

Your academic welfare is crucial to your success in your time here at Bristol. So we have worked hard to ensure we can provide some top tips and guides to give you a helping hand through the Medical School. Our advice and information range from step-by-step Year Guides and intercalation advice to Foundation Programme workshops, INSPIRE and elective events – not to mention our learning resources that include exclusive past paper MCQs! We’re committed to help facilitate revision sessions through our Academic Societies so you can maximise your learning within the Medical School.

EXTRACURRICULAR

With dozens of opportunities in our extracurricular activities, you’re bound to never be bored. There is something here for everyone in the medical school.

ACADEMIC LIFE

Year Guides. Intercalation tips. Academy Guides. Careers. The ultimate resource for medical school life.

SOCIETIES
SOCIETIES

Learn new skills. Have fun. Make new friends. Academic. Sport. Drama. Music. Charity. And more - Take your pick!

WELFARE

Medical school can be tough and grilling. But you don't have to go through it alone! We're equipped to help support you on a pastoral basis.

Events

We work hard. But we certainly play hard. Our Events Directors are dedicated to making the events in the year the best and most memorable for all to enjoy. Thrills from funfair rides to fireworks to kebab vans will keep you entertained whilst you can party the night away!

CHARITY

We feel it’s important to not only give back in the clinical workplace but to the wider community. That’s why we are heavily involved in over 15 different charitable and volunteer projects in Bristol. There is an enormous amount of opportunity to take part in various roles within student charity societies, and often are fantastic for building skills outside of Medicine as well as networking with some notable guests!

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