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Academic Societies

BUMPS (Bristol University Paediatric Society)

Think that good things come in small packages, patients included? You've come to the right place! We're BUMPS - Bristol University Medics' Paediatrics Society (you can understand why we went for the acronym)! Our society covers everything Paediatric and Child Health Related. We have an amazing committee passionate about Child Health and provide fun and exciting opportunities for Medical Students across all years including: Careers Events, Educational Opportunities, Volunteering, Fundraising and our Paediatric Conference!

If you're interested in anything Child Health related, then this is the society for you! Please find us at Medics Fresh, email us at:, or find us on Facebook: BUMPS - Bristol University Medic's Paediatric Society or Instagram @bristolpaediatrics, we would absolutely love to hear from you!

Bristol DermSoc

The Bristol Dermatology Society is back and better than ever! We are a group of medics who are passionate about the skin - your body’s largest and fastest-growing organ. We want everyone to get involved in our events that will be held throughout the year. Join us if you want to learn more about common conditions, sun safety, and the life of a dermatologist... Keep an eye out for our stand at Medics Fresh, and our Facebook group

Bristol GP Society

Join GPSoc to learn about all the opportunities a career in General Practice offers! We are a Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)-affiliated society which run events to inspire students and facilitate opportunities to network with GPs. We provide chances to practice and develop your clinical skills at our workshops. So, even if you're unsure, just curious or set on a career in general practice, join our society and take advantage of all the opportunities we have to offer.

Bristol Medical Research and Education Society (BMRES)

At BMRES our aim is to help students learn more about academic medicine and improve access and transparency to opportunities. We run events such as journal clubs, workshops and presentations on academic writing, reviewing research papers and how to pursue a career in academia as well as more casual events such as coffee with a scientist or academic doctor.

We are proud to be working in collaboration with INSPIRE and the National Student Association of Academic Medicine (NSAMR), which will give students involved with the society the chance to present their own research and gain networking opportunities, and MedProjectHub an online resource listing research and audit projects, funding opportunities and conferences to make academic opportunities more accessible.

Bristol Obstetric and Gynaecology Society (BOGS)

Come join the BOGS! Bristol Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society is a great opportunity to see what a career in Obs and Gynae is all about. We are all really passionate about women's health, and want you to get involved as well! We have our Women's Health Series and charity events running throughout the year (which we would love you to join), an annual trip to the Royal College in London, and our O&G Revision Day in June. Come and see us at Medic Fresh for a chat and a cake!

Bristol Ophthalmology Society

We are the University of Bristol Ophthalmology society. If you are interested in ophthalmology as a career then this is the society for you! Throughout the year we will be holding various events ranging from revision teaching sessions, fundoscopy practice as well as helping you to prepare for the Duke Elder Examination. We LOOK forward to SEEING you all get involved with our society!

Bristol Orthopaedics Society

Bristol Ortho Soc is the University of Bristol Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Society. Founded in 2015, our society aims to provide medical students with opportunities to engage more in the speciality as well as support them through their learning of musculoskeletal surgery. Each year we run a Careers Evening and National Research and Innovation in Orthopaedics Conference. In addition, this year we will be running regular small teaching sessions for pre-clinical and clinical years. We will be covering Anatomy, OSCE skills and common cases you may encounter as a junior doctor in your rotations. Keep an eye out for our highly attended conference which consists of a fully packed day of interesting talks, hands-on workshops and Portfolio/CV advice to help students start their career in Surgery as soon as possible. We also provide students with the opportunity for poster/podium presentations as well as the chance to win some prizes. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get a taste of what is required for you to be able to present at a National Conference and an insight into the excitement of a career in orthopaedics."

Bristol University Emergency Medicine Society

​Thinking of a career in Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine or Pre-Hospital Care, or are you just interested in learning key medical skills that will be valuable to any junior doctor? We are a large society that organise a variety of exciting and informative evening lectures, practical skills workshops, simulation and clinical experiences in the fields of Emergency and Pre-Hospital Medicine, Acute Medicine, Intensive Care and Anaesthetics.

Bristol University Wilderness Medicine Society

Did you know that it's possible to practice as a ski-doctor, responsible for the care and evacuation of patients from the mountains? Or that you can work as a dive-medic on deep-sea diving expeditions? Perhaps you can see yourself as the medic on standby for an ultra-marathon through the Gobi desert, or for a TV crew filming in the Amazon? Where people go, medicine must follow. Your medical degree will teach you all you need to know about practicing medicine in the hospital or primary care environment, but what about when you're outside your comfort zone? When you don't have all the equipment you need to support you? The Bristol University Wilderness Medicine Society works with students outside the standard curriculum, we want to get you exploring and practicing medicine in challenging environments. From physiology and first aid, to mountain rescue and evacuation, we'll help teach you the skills necessary to succeed in these roles and explore the potential career paths you may otherwise never know existed.

Bristol Women in Surgery Society

We are a friendly group of students aiming to help make surgery a more accessible career. We organise lots of socials, networking events, informative talks and this year, we are introducing a new buddy system to help younger years get more 1-to-1 support. Hope to see you at our next event!

Cardiology Society

Hello and welcome to Cardio Soc! We're super passionate about all things cardiology and want to spread this and inspire more of you to follow cardiology as a future career option. The heart is the most vital organ in your body, so why not come and become an expert on it? This year we're planning on even bigger and better events, including a cardiology conference, revision days for all years and loads of fundraising! We're especially fortunate in Bristol to have amazing contacts with inspiring doctors at the Bristol Heart Institute, so the speakers and mentors we've got are some of the best in the country! Come along and say Hi to us at Medic Fresh to find out more about what we do and how you can join!

Nutritank Society

An innovative information hub of food, nutrition and lifestyle medicine. Promoting the need for greater nutrition and lifestyle medicine education within healthcare training and empowering members of the public to improve their health. We hope to bring greater nutrition and lifestyle medicine education to Bristol Medical Students, as well as members of the wider Bristol community.

Oncology Society


Keen to don your scrubs and learn about surgery? Welcome to SCRUBS, the University of Bristol's surgical society aiming to give all medical students a taste of a surgical career. We host a variety of events, including many suturing workshops throughout the year to hone your practical surgical skills, as well as national conferences where students can present research which they have carried out. Other events include a popular battle of the surgeons whom compete to prove their specialty is the best and our renowned surgical skills day. As a society, we are passionate about providing students with a wide variety of exposure to the many different surgical specialities.

University of Bristol ENT Society

University of Bristol Psychiatry society

Interested in learning more about mental health? Interested in a career in psychiatry? Interested in learning how to support yourself and/or someone else? Welcome to Bristol University Psychiatry Society (BUPS)! BUPS offers a range of events, including film nights, talks, workshops and festivals, where you can learn about these topics and much more.

University of Bristol Society of Anaesthetics and Critical Care

Ever wondered what happens after you "panic call the anaesthetist" in your A-E sim? At UBSACC we focus entirely on this. We are an exciting society organising a variety of events including careers talks, practical workshops, simulation and experiences in areas such as critical care, pre-hospital medicine and many more. Anaesthetists are involved in all specialties and make up the largest fraction of hospital doctors. We are really excited for the year ahead so find us online or at Medic Fresh for a chat!

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