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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 medical practitioners who are registered or eligibile to be registered, student membership is open to medical students, and associate membership is available to other health professionals such as nurses who are registered or eligible to be registered.

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. It was granted charitable status for tax purposes by the Inland Revenue with effect from 30 May 1990. The reference number is CRN 47602.

The Society has published the Ulster Medical Journal since 1932 and has an annual programme of medical lectures.

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, journal and social contacts.



The Council of the Ulster Medical Society consists of the President, the office-bearers and six members. Elections to Council are held during the Annual General Meeting in May and the President is installed during the opening meeting in October.

Council members  2014 – 2015

President:Dr MO McBride
Past President:Dr CW Mathews
President Elect:Professor PJ Morrison
Honorary Secretary:Dr A Keaney
Honorary Assistant Secretary:Mr FG McGinnity
Honorary Treasurer:Dr FJ Stewart
Honorary Editor:Dr JA Purvis
Honorary Recruitment Secretary:    Dr R Smith
Honorary Junior Member:Dr J Thompson
Members 2013/16:Professor GD Johnston, Dr RL Miller
Members 2014/17:Dr JJ Craig, Dr JI Logan
Members 2015/18:Mr E Mackle, Ms A Carragher


The Office Administrator is Mrs Marie Murphy.

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.

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