We are delighted to have the opportunity to share our experience of setting up a society within our university. As medical students, we often attend insightful talks by doctors in different specialties that can inspire us to explore a particular field in more detail. The events are mainly hosted by student societies, and the major ones at our university include paediatrics and neurology, for example.
Last year, a small group of us felt that endocrinology was underrepresented in this respect. We felt that this was something we could improve, and after talking to our peers, we found that many students were definitely interested in finding out more about endocrinology. We therefore decided to set up an endocrinology society in the hope of increasing its recognition amongst the medical students.
We had a daunting task ahead of us but we managed to turn our concept into reality, and hosted many successful well-attended events in the 1st year. In this talk we will guide you through the process we took and some of the difficulties we faced. Overall it was an insightful experience and we would encourage other students to do the same should they have the opportunity.