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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 registered medical practitioners; student membership is open to medical students based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland; and associate membership is available to certain registered health professionals. Please see the Membership page for details.

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.

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.

Lectures

The next session is due to begin on Thursday 6 October, and details will be found on the Meetings page.

Administration

Council

The Council of the Ulster Medical Society consists of the President, the office-bearers and six members. All posts are honorary. Changes in the Presidential Posts occur on the installation of the incoming President during the opening meeting in October. All Council Members take up their posts at the end of the Annual General Meeting at which they were elected.

Please contact our Administrator if you would be interested in joining the Council.

Presidential Posts  2021 – 2022

President:Dr S McAleer
Past President:Professor MF McMullin
President Elect:  Professor N Hart

Council Members  2022 – 2023

Secretaries:Dr G Greenfield and Dr AN Metcalfe
Treasurer:Ms GM Gallagher
Assistant Treasurer:vacant
Editor:Dr M Trimble
Archivist:vacant
Recruitment Secretary:  vacant
Junior Member:Dr AN Metcalfe
Student Members:vacant
Members 2020/23:Dr J Houghton, vacant
Members 2021/24:Dr JC McMillan, Dr CM Wilson
Members 2022/25:vacant, vacant

Support

Currently the Society Administrators are Mrs Kathy Clarke and Deborah Millar. Mrs Clarke will be retiring completely in a few months time. We are grateful to her for all her hard work for the Society over the past seven years.

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.


Site updated 18 September 2022
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