Edinburgh Medical School

Clubs and societies

There's a lot more to student life than just lectures and tutorials!

Group shot of football club outside of McEwan Hall
Edinburgh Medics Ladies Football

Societies and sports clubs are a big part of the student experience and can be a great way to enhance your social and academic life.

EUSA, which is the University's students' union organisation, supports over 300 societies, while Edinburgh University Sports Union has clubs for almost every sport imaginable. 

There are also some societies with a specific focus on the medical profession.  Here's just a small selection:

  • Student Anatomy Society
  • Student Surgical Society
  • Global Health Society
  • GP Society
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society
  • Royal Medical Society
Group shot of members of the Edinburgh Surgical Society
Edinburgh Student Surgical Society

You can explore the full list of clubs and societies at the links below.


Community representation

There are many societies and groups providing a safe place and representation for self-identifying students of different communities.


BAME Medics Edinburgh. Society and open platform addressing BAME medical students’ experiences in Edinburgh Medical School.

BAME Medics


Edinburgh University LGBT+ Medics. A social and safe community for LGBT+ medical students and allies at the University of Edinburgh.  

LGBT Medics


Edinburgh University Medical Women’s Federation. A place for anyone interested in supporting women doctors and their patients.

Medical Women's Federation


Wellmed. A place for medical students to talk about their worries, share their stories and be part of a welcoming community. 



Related links

MBChB (Medicine) clubs and societies

EUSA clubs and societies

EUSA Facebook page

Edinburgh University Sports Union clubs