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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.


Beginning with the Presidential Address, we plan to make all our lectures available through this website as soon after the lecture has been delivered as possible. Please see the Meetings page

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, journal and social contacts.



The Council of the Ulster Medical Society consists of the President, the office-bearers and six members. All posts are honorary. Elections to Council are held during the Annual General Meeting in May and the President is installed during the opening meeting in October.

Presidential Posts  2019 – 2020

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

Council Members  2019 – 2020

Assistant Secretary:Dr A Keaney
Treasurer:Ms GM Gallagher
Assistant Treasurer:Ms A Carragher
Editor:Dr JA Purvis
Archivist:Dr CW Mathews
Recruitment Secretary:  Dr J Turner
Junior Member:Dr RR McMullan
Student Member:TBD
Members 2017/20:Dr GM Walls, vacant
Members 2018/21:Dr JC McMillan, vacant
Members 2019/22:Dr N Heron, Dr D Fogarty


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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