About this section

The Medicine & Society Section’s purpose is to act as an open channel of communication between medical and other health professionals, as well as others concerned with issues relating to health and health service provision.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

Complete the application form

Dr Nicola Stingelin
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Medicine & Society Section.

Prizes & awards

Medicine and Society Section: Doubleday student prize


  • First prize: £250 and a silver medal
  • Second prize: £150
  • Third prize: £100

Submission deadline

Saturday 31 July 2021

Open to

Medical students attending UK Medical Schools

Application guidelines

Students are asked to produce a reflective essay of no more than 1,000 words in font size 12 entitled 'Covid-19: from your experience how has this affected the patient experience and your training as a doctor'

The prize will be awarded to a student who demonstrates a deeper insight and self-awareness on the impact of the pandemic on themselves, other health care professionals and patients. All three prize winners will be invited to attend the in-person prize meeting on 20 October 2021. The 1st prize winner will be expected to give a presentation of their work at the meeting and must be available to attend.

Apply here

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For professionals with a medical, dental or veterinary qualification recognised by GMC, GDC or RCVS.



For professionals working in the healthcare sector or with an interest in healthcare issues and do not qualify for a Fellow membership. 



For students studying medicine, dentistry or an undergraduate qualification in a healthcare-related subject, in the UK or overseas.