How often you meet?
We meet usually fortnightly with a range exciting projects and campaigns running throughout the year.
What sort of events you normally organise?
Warwick Medsin organises a variety of events from pyjama days to regular talks by professors of global health.
Throughout the year we generate many different opportunities for fundraising. These come in the form of bake sales to charity runs. We also produce a regular Medsin Newsletter, a great collection of articles and reports from Warwick medical students, compiled together by the Medsin committee.
Global Health Series
Last year saw the beginnings of the series with an educational talk by Professor Thorogood on the health of the elderly in rural South Africa. Each month we hope to a speaker giving a talk on a different area of global health with an informal discussion after.
Specifically in Medsin-Warwick, we have lots of campaigns and projects that you can get involved with. You may have a favourite one, or you may want to know more about a specific group. The projects that we are currently running include:
Teddy Bear Hospital
Working in the community to make doctors seem less scary for children undergoing potential treatment! This project involves trained students to deliver sexual advice and information to teenagers in an educational setting. Topics range from STD awareness to pregnancy and childcare.
Basic Life Support
Spreading the vital skills of Basic Life Support throughout local schools and community workshops.
Affliated with the Anthony Nolan Trust (ANT), MARROW set out to fundraise and increase donor recruitment. Donor recruitment clinics involve: Counselling prospective donors, taking blood samples and successful donors are registered with the ANT.
This project involves trained students to deliver sexual advice and information to teenagers in an educational setting. Topics range from STD awareness to pregnancy and childcare.
Friends of MSF
We often collaborate with friends of MSF who have talks by doctors working in war torn and developing countries that are kind enough to share their experiences and views.
All of our projects have a health and community theme. Our chosen students embark on either a placement in India where they aid in the education of Street children or the direct health care of leprosy sufferers.
Our Ghanaian project focuses on aid families suffering from the AIDS epidemic.
Warwick Medsin is raising its campaign profile working alongside major national campaigning organisations, including Oxfam, Restless Development, People and Planet, Student Stop AIDS Campaign and UNICEF.
Current campaigns include: Student StopAIDS campaign and UAEM
our committee 2011/12
Medsin President: Charlie Player
Vice-president: Christina Paul
Treasurer: Laura McGowan
Publicity: Ellie Powell
Fundraiser: Damilola Bademosi
Campaigns: Anna Jeffery and Jenny Pooley
Events Coordinator: Ahimza Thirunavukarasu
1st year representative: Mel Addison
2nd year representative: Sindy Sivasubramaniam
3rd year representative/Secretary: Olivia Chu
Communications/Web: Nick Smirk
If you would like to get involved with Warwick Medsin or introduce and run new projects, then e-mail us at