Presdales Medsoc is a lively and thriving supercurricular club, whose members meet weekly. The purpose of Medsoc is to support students all the way through their journey from starting A levels to receiving their results two years later. We aim to give students the opportunity to experience activities that will give them more breadth and depth to their understanding of medical issues, which improves confidence and therefore performance at interview.
Activities covered include:
-Science in the news – students take it in turn to research and present a topical subject in science
-Ethical debates, for example, should the termination date for abortion for serious conditions be 28 or 40 weeks. Students need to be able to present arguments for either side, irrespective of personal viewpoints.
-Dissections, for example, rat
-Logic tests practise
-Interview practise – both MMI and traditional
-Help during application process, including writing a personal statement
-Writing references for work experience
-Visits from alumni, who are both currently at university and also those who have qualified
-Independent research on a specialism, eg the effects of exercise of the prevention of Alzheimers
-Links to extra reading and on-line lectures and courses
-Visits to lectures
…..and many more!