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Welcome to the Society

The Ulster Medical Society is a general medical society based in Northern Ireland. Full membership is open to all medical practitioners who are registered or eligibile to be registered, student membership is open to medical students, and associate membership is available to other health professionals such as nurses who are registered or eligible to be registered.

The objects of the Society are to improve the care of the sick and to promote and advance health and medical science by widening, improving and developing the education and knowledge of all concerned in medical matters.

In furtherance of these objects we publish the Ulster Medical Journal in three issues annually and arrange a series of lectures starting in October and ending in March or April.

The Society is registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. Our Charity Registration Number is NIC104845.

Through the kindness of the Queen's University of Belfast the Society has its own rooms in the Whitla Medical Building, Lisburn Road, Belfast.


We hope to be able to restart live lectures in October 2021 and that these will be available online simultaneously via Microsoft Teams. The meetings page should have more information nearer the time.

Joining the Society

If you are not a member of the Ulster Medical Society, we would appeal to you to give the question of joining your consideration. By doing so you will enable us to widen its influence and sphere of usefulness still further, and we would hope that you would benefit from the meetings, the journal, and social contacts.

Email addresses

Quite a number of members have submitted their email addresses and information about lectures is sent to them regularly. Please contact the Administrator if you would like to be included on the list.



The Council of the Ulster Medical Society consists of the President, the office-bearers and six members. All posts are honorary. The President is installed during the opening meeting in October while new Council Members take up their posts at the close of the Annual General Meeting at which they were elected.

Presidential Posts  2020 – 2021

President:Professor MF McMullin
Past President:Dr RGP Watson
President Elect:  Dr JJA McAleer

Council Members  2020 – 2021

Secretary:Dr G Greenfield and Dr AN Metcalfe
Treasurer:Ms GM Gallagher
Assistant Treasurer:Ms A Carragher
Editor:Dr M Trimble
Recruitment Secretary:  vacant
Junior Member:Dr AN Metcalfe
Student Members:Ms E Johnston and Mr S Kakar
Members 2019/22:Dr N Heron, Dr J Turner
Members 2020/23:Dr J Houghton, Dr P Elder
Members 2021/24:Dr JC McMillan, Dr CM Wilson


The Society Administrator is Mrs Kathy Clarke.

The future

Council is keen to see the Society thrive in the Third Millennium. Any member with suggestions for ways in which the Society could be improved is encouraged to speak or write to anyone on Council.

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