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The UCD Medical Society is run for and by medical students of University College Dublin. We're here to provide the best social experiences and interesting academic events to make the experience of studying medicine at UCD the best it can be.

111th Committee

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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Ned Quirke

Auditor

Maïa Springael

Treasurer

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Róisín McGrath

Secretary

OFFICERS

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Saoirse Ní Mhaoilriada

P.R.O.

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Mossy Donovan

Sports

Clodagh Quinn

Ball Convenor

Orlaith Breen

Charities & Welfare

 
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Chris Carew

Academics

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Claire McSweeny

Conference Convenor

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Nicholas Siew

RUMC Officer

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Emily Conroy

AMSI Representative

CLASS REPS

 

Ethel McManus

Final Year

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Aoibh McIntyre

Stage One

Ruth Duggan

Stage One

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Ryan Moran

Stage Two

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Grace Tiernan

Stage Two

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Eoghan Carey

Stage Three

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Ehi Aziegbemhin

Stage Three

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Ciara Durkan

Stage Four

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Hanna Bea Flynn

Stage Four

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Katherine Majerovich

GEM 1

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Sorcha Feehan

GEM 1

Katie Ketchum

GEM 2

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Carter Bagley

GEM 2

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Sofia Dragacevac

Stage 5- SVUH

Emily Needles

Stage 5- MMUH

In 2021 UCD Medical Society became the official representative body of AMSI  (Association of Medical Students Ireland) and this saw a number of changes to our committee structure to reflect our commitment to fulfil the mandate set out by AMSI.

Our Committee Structure

The Executive Committee

The executive committee of the society is made up of the Auditor/President, Treasurer, and Secretary. These three members of the committee are elected by the society's membership in March/April each year and serve for one calendar year. 

Officers

A call for applications for officer positions will be made shortly after the election of the executive committee. Officers are appointed by the newly elected executive at the start of their term. Officer positions are as follows:

  • Charity Officer

The charities officer is responsible for organising Med Week as well as coordinating other charity endeavours throughout the year.

Examples of duties include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating with our chosen charities

  • Putting together a week of fundraising for MedWeek (Med Day, table quiz, sponsored 5km run etc.)

  • Organising a semester 2 charity event

  • Sports Officer

The sports officer is responsible for putting together fun and informal sporting events.

Examples of duties include but are not limited to:

  • Med Cup (inter-year football tournament)

  • Putting together inter-year basketball / tag rugby tournaments

    • Rental of pitches / courts

    • Match schedules

  • Online sporting events (if necessary)

  • Public Relations Officer

The PRO is responsible for all things social media and photography. We need a tech and graphic design wizard who will make students excited for all MedSoc events.

Examples of duties include but are not limited to:

  • Creating event pages and Instagram advertisements for events

  • Photography for social media and website

  • Coming up with witty event bios

  • Ball Convenor

The ball convenor is responsible for organising our showpiece event of the year and one of Ireland’s largest society balls.

Examples of duties include but are not limited to:

  • Choosing a venue & theme

  • Decorating the venue

  • Coordinating with suppliers and photographers

  • Conference Convenor

The Student Medical Summit is a student-run medical conference that gives a platform for students to present and engage with research. The conference convener will be responsible for organising the 5th Student Medical Summit as well coordinating abstract publishing.

Examples of duties include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating with venues, judges, participants and university representatives 

  • Organising a panel discussion, key-note speaker & workshops

  • Reviewing research abstract submissions & coordinating with the publishing journal

  • Recruitment of university representatives

  • RUMC Officer

The RUMC representative should be a student from the RUMC Medicine programme. Their role is to increase RUMC students’ engagement with MedSoc.

Examples of duties include but are not limited to:

  • Organising class mixers with class representatives to promote integration

  • Organise the RUMC Q&A session for incoming students

  • Come up with new ideas to increase engagement

  • Medical Education and Public Health Officer

The Medical Education officer will represent AMSI UCD at National meetings for both medical education (SCOME) and public health (SCOPH). They will be responsible for organising events that educate students on medical education and public health.

Examples of duties include but are not limited to:

  • Organising educational talks such as the careers evening, pathway talk, guest speakers & panel discussions

  • Organising the AMSI Case Competition

  • Putting together a team to give HPAT classes to disadvantaged secondary school students

  • Putting together the ‘Our Med Minds’ week which focuses on raising awareness on student’s mental health and wellbeing

  • Welfare (Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights) Officer

The welfare officer will represent AMSI UCD at National meetings for both sexual and reproductive health (SCORA) and human rights (SCORP). They will be responsible for organising events that raise awareness and educate students on sexual and reproductive health and human rights.

Examples of duties include but are not limited to:

  • Organise events on access to healthcare for the marginalised / vulnerable communities both nationally and internationally and other topical human rights issues

  • Raise awareness amongst medical students about safe sex, HIV/AIDS and other STIs

  • Educate students on LGBTQ+ health

  • Help run the ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ national conference

  • International Exchanges Officer

The international exchanges officer will represent AMSI UCD at national meetings regarding professional and research exchanges (SCOPE & SCORE). They will also be responsible for organising the AMSI UCD international exchanges.

Examples of duties include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating incoming and outgoing exchange students

  • Liaise with the School of Medicine regarding incoming students

  • Organise an exchanges information session

  • Encourage UCD students to go as delegates to IFMSA March and August meetings, and European regional meetings