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Student societies

You might think the course sounds too busy to allow time for extracurriculars, but many students find student networks and societies provide an essential respite from academic work and an opportunity to meet people in other cohorts. We've included a small selection of societies and networks below, but whether you're interested in sport, arts and culture or learning more about different specialties, there's lots more on offer at WMS. And, if you notice a gap, please consider founding your own society - there's funding and usually a good deal of enthusiasm available!

The Vipers are the medical school’s non-contact flag American football team. We’re a mixed club, open to all abilities; from beginners to seasoned veterans. We’re a friendly and flexible club, fitting practices around people’s medical school commitments and organising a range of social activities throughout the year. Each month (Mar-Oct), we have one game day in the national Outlaw Flag League in Northampton. Alongside this, we take part in a number of other tournaments across the Midlands and further afield! Flag football is a great opportunity to try something new so come down and get involved! See you soon!

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WMSVipers@gmail.com

We are a student-led initiative supported by the medical school to teach basic life support to first-year medical students. Our instructors teach small groups on a variety of topics such as CPR, using an AED, choking, bleeding and introductory paediatric basic life support to the standards of the European Resuscitation Council. Courses run throughout the year: contact us to find out more.

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RMDWarwick@gmail.com

Teddy Bear Hospital is a voluntary project aimed at children in primary school. Children are invited to bring along their 'poorly' teddy bear to visit the Teddy Bear Doctor, where they receive ‘treatment’ at the clinic.

The Teddy Bear Clinics enable students to further develop their interaction skills with children, while educating children about healthy eating and exercise in a fun and friendly way. Visiting hospitals or doctors can be worrying for young children, Teddy Bear Hospital provides a fun, friendly and relaxed environment that enables children to be less nervous about trips to the doctor/hospital.

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teddybearhospital@warwick.ac.uk

Whether you have played rugby before or this is your first time picking up a ball, you're more than welcome at Warwick Medics RFC. We're a friendly bunch of lads and the team can always promise both a competitive spirit on the pitch followed by a great social afterwards. Training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday in Leamington Spa with plenty of lifts available from Campus, Leamington Spa, Coventry and Kenilworth. We'd love to have you down and get you playing rugby with the medics, drop us a message to find out more!

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warwickmedicsrfc@gmail.com

The WMS Careers Society aims to provide students with opportunities to network and explore the various careers options within healthcare and the broader professional world. We do this by organising various talks and events as well as workshops to prepare students for the next stages of their career development. Some of our popular events have included talks on working as a doctor in Australia, New Zealand and the US as well as interactive workshops on interview skills and applications (such as the specialised foundation programme). If you're interested in finding out more and/or joining the committee, please get in touch. Our events are always posted on your year's Facebook group and also sent via email. We look forward to seeing you at WMS soon!

careerssoc.wms@gmail.com

We are a society open to everyone with the aim of reducing disparities in healthcare. We have a number of talks and socials throughout the year to help inspire competitive career paths and raise money and awareness for charities such as Refuge and Carriers of Hope. Have a look at our socials or contact us to get involved!

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warwickwomeninmedicine@gmail.com

WMS Mixed Netball is a netball club for those studying Medicine, Life Sciences and your friends! We have weekly training, matches throughout the season and socials. We’re a really welcoming bunch and hope you’ll join us for some friendly netball. Follow us on Instagram @wmsnetball where we’ll post updates reagrding training etc. If you have any questions please message us via Instagram.

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wmsnetball@warwick.ac.uk

Hello and welcome to WMS! Our society runs a variety of events that aim to educate medical students on the role of anaesthesia within the hospital and critical care. Previously, we have held events with anaesthetists who have explained the training programme and their role in the hospital. Also, we have held teaching sessions that involve practising critical care skills such as the A-E assessment and airway management using real-life simulation equipment. This allows you to have the opportunity to practice your skills (particularly before OSCEs!). We are looking forward to seeing you at the next event!

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We are the Warwick branch of CMF, we are part of an organisation which seeks to unite Christian medical students and doctors - nationally and internationally! CMF are a community of over 4,000 UK doctors and 800 UK medical students. We meet a few times a term to fellowship by spending time together to eat and study the Bible. It would be great to get know some new faces! Please find more information about us in our Facebook group!

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Welcome to WMS Basketball! We are a mixed team of all abilities & backgrounds and a joint love for the game! Over the last year, we have played in friendly matches and tournaments and look forward to the coming season! So if you’d like to get involved and start your NBA career, we’d love to see you!

Whether you’re looking for a competitive team sport or a workout to get rid of the med school stress, we cater to all abilities so come join the family! Feel free to pop us a message on our Instagram or Facebook page.

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Our club is currently running two teams, both of which aim to create a friendly and welcoming environment, with regular social events to give yourselves some well-earned down time! If you are interested in joining, please join the WhatsApp groups via the links below, or email Luke Green or James Heath if you have any questions!

WMS 11-a-side

The WMS 11-a-side Football Club runs one evening training session per week on the University 4G pitches, with this session split into training drills and a game to finish.

The club will be competing in a regional Birmingham 11-a-side League, with games generally falling on a weekend. The club will also be entering into the annual NAMS tournament, which brings all UK medical school football clubs together for a one-day event in a different city each year!

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WMS 5-a-side

The WMS 5-a-side Football Club runs one evening kickabout session per week. Lads and ladies of any ability more than welcome! We play on the University 5-a-side pitches and mix up the teams every week to give you the best chance of meeting new people!

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Wilderness is all about getting out and having outdoor adventures as well as learning lots of exciting pre-hospital and expedition medicine skills. We organise walk and pub lunches, talks by expedition medics, our famous weekend trips, as well as teach activities like climbing, slacklining, or mountain biking. We also teach lots of wilderness medicine, taking people through the basics of an out-of-hospital A to E assessment, to simulated scenarios, all the way to taking teams to the national pre-hospital medicine competition every year! Absolutely everyone is welcome regardless of interest or experience, whether you want to get out for your first outdoor activity and want some guidance or you’re a seasoned mountaineer, we’d love you to join!

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warwickwildernessmedics@gmail.com or contact the Wilderness President, Alicia Schwarzenbach

"Make a Facebook account to make getting involved with student seminars and societies easier, as I feel I’ve missed out on a lot simply because I didn’t know it was happening. Don't forget, relaxing and taking time out in holidays and consolidation weeks is time well spent especially as exam pressures bite." — Jenny Jackson (Phase 2)