SIGs are a new initiative from MedSoc that aims to cater for and address individual interests of MedSoc members by supporting smaller events organised by individual members. There are two types of SIGs:
As an affiliated group of MedSoc, a SIG would operate on its own terms and organises events/activities, while receiving administrative and financial support from MedSoc. For more information about the administration and structure of SIGs, visit About SIGs.
|Bioethics and Medicine Society||UNSW BEAM aims to explore a multitude of topical issues such as those mentioned above in different ways such as panel discussions, debates, documentaries and forums. We recognise and advocate for the fundamental need for health professionals to truly consider, analyse and thus morally judge major bioethical issues that are relevant to medical practice. Most importantly, this society is here to allow YOU to become informed, educated, and hence form your own ethical views! http://www.unswbeam.org|
|CardioSoc||Cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the cardiovascular system. This involves diagnosing and treating conditions such as congenital heart defects, heart failure and coronary heart disease, as well as aiming to reduce the risks of developing a heart disease. Last year, we held the Cardiology Opening Night, which was a great success. This year we are hoping to hold various other events including Grand Rounds as well as clinical nights such as Cardiac Cath Lab, Echocardiogram and ECG clinicals.http://www.facebook.com/cardiosoc.unsw|
|GastroSoc||Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine concerned with the structure, functions, diseases and pathology of the digestive system including hepatitis, reflux, inflammatory bowel disease and haemachromotosis. We held a successful opening night in 2010 that featured practicing gastroenterologists sharing their experiences with us and offering insight into the pathways into this field of medicine. 2011 will feature clinical skills events, which will give you the rare opportunity to think and act like a gastroenterologist. Participants can learn about the latest gastroenterological investigation techniques and develop an appreciation for common surgical cases.
|OcularSoc||OcularSoc will endeavour to expose the medical student to Ophthalmology. It will give medical students the opportunity to interact with consultants in the field and learn more about this speciality. Furthermore it will teach tricks that clinicians have learnt regarding basic clinical skills, such as the use of ophthalmoscope, as well as expose the student to relevant pathology.http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_181712291874576|
|Psychiatry Society of Medsoc||The Psychiatric Society would welcome students interested in psychiatry, psychology and diseases of the mind. It would welcome members of differing backgrounds and expertise, being inclusive of their views, opinions and valuing their contributions. The society aims to provide its members with a network in which teaching, research and informal learning are fostered and facilitated. The society also aims to garner interest at all levels of the medicine programme in psychiatry as a career path.http://www.facebook.com/psychiatricsociety|
|O&G Soc||O&G Soc welcomes UNSW medical students from all years who are interested in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women’s Health.
We will provide information on the specialty, including discussion of entry pathways and future career directions. Opportunities will be provided to allow contact with Fellows and Consultants to further students’ understanding of the specialty.
|Oncology-Radiology SIG||Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a branch of Medicine that deals explicitly with the health and wellbeing of women in all stages of their lives. In O&G Soc we will endeavour to welcome students from all levels of the Medicine program who are interested in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women’s Health through the fostering of shared knowledge and interest We will provide information on the specialty including discussion of entry pathways and future career directions. Opportunities will be provided to allow contact with Fellows and Consultants to further students understanding of the specialty and provide opportunities for research participation.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oncology-Radiology-SIG/100101810077069
|PaedSoc||UNSW PaedSoc is a student group designed to educate about and create interest in paediactic medicine. Whether you want to become a paediatrician or are simply interested in this dynamic and broad specialty become involved in PaedSoc today!
|PathSoc||PathSoc is a UNSW Medsoc special interest group which aims to help medical students understand pathological concepts and promote pathology as a potential career.
Pathology is a diverse field which plays an important role in all aspects of medicine. Some of the disciplines it includes are: Anatomical pathology, Immunopathology, Haematology, Microbiology, Chemical pathology and Forensic pathology
This society organises events such as tutorials, career nights and case presentations throughout the year.
|Students’ Neurological Society (SNS)||To develop medical students’ skills and knowledge in the field of neurology through activities, seminars, and workshops related to the field of neurology. To increase medical student awareness of the opportunities available in the field of neurology.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Students-Neurological-Society-UNSW-Neurosoc/211842282181504|
|Surgsoc||The University of New South Wales Surgical Society (UNSW SurgSoc) is an educational body formed in 2009 offering free membership to students studying medicine at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. It aims to promote surgery as a possible career choice for medical students and facilitate the learning of basic surgical skills and surgical anatomy.http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=129224637094537|