Preparing you for the future of medicine.
Med Tech is a society which brings together like-minded individuals across all year groups who are passionate about how technology can enhance the patient experience. The field of medicine is developing rapidly, and we’re here to equip you with the knowledge and insight you need to thrive in this evolving field. MedTech endeavours to introduce you to novel ideas and advanced technologies, as well as some fantastic innovators who have had a powerful impact on how healthcare is delivered. Our aim is that this broadens your horizons as a healthcare student and perhaps gives you the confidence to bring your you own ideas to fruition and transform the field of medicine in a powerful way. Overall, as a society, our mission statement is to prepare you for the future of medicine. The main aim of our events is to bring together a community of creative, forward-thinking students who appreciate the potential of MedTech. Our Meet and Greet is a great opportunity for freshers to make those all-important contacts in the older years. From personal experience, the network you build up during such events is priceless when you are in need of advice and guidance from a friendly face who has been in your shoes. Apart from this, our regular events put you in a room with a plethora of brilliant entrepreneurs, innovators and founders of start-up companies. Most recently, our ‘Introduction to Innovation’ event gave attendees the coveted opportunity to network with the likes of an entrepreneur who started an award-winning MedTech business whilst studying at university, as well as a doctor who has developed and evaluated novel surgical technologies. As you can see, the potential of MedTech is huge, and we aim to take full advantage of this looking forward to this year. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, our committee is working hard to ensure that you can get the most out of MedTech in both a safe and engaging way. The beauty of being a tech-based society is that many of our events can still go ahead virtually. In that regard, some of the many exciting opportunities we have planned for you this year include virtual hackathons in collaboration with other disciplines within the university, webinars with keynote speakers showcasing novel technologies in surgery and artificial intelligence, as well as discussions with frontline doctors who can give us a first-hand account of how technology been utilised during the COVID-19 pandemic. We aspire to make this an eventful year and will keep you updated with all our events across our social media pages! We are active across a wide range of social media platforms, so you can find us with ease! You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and even LinkedIn, with the handle @MedTechUoN. We regularly update our pages with interesting opportunities, articles, announcements and even the odd dessert recipe!
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