Medical Students Committee
The Medical Students Committee (MSC) is the BMA branch of practice committee that represents medical students in the UK.
Each UK medical school elects a representative who sits on the Committee for one year. MSC policy is set by the medical students conference and the BMA's annual representative meeting (ARM). Each devolved nation has its own MSC.
The MSC meets four times a year, in September, December, March and June. There are three subcommittees of MSC, which are responsible for taking work forward. The three subcommittees are each chaired by one of the three deputy chairs of MSC.
Find out what happened at the latest MSC meeting
MSC elections 2013 - 2014
Each year the BMA holds elections at all UK medical schools to elect Medical Students Committee (MSC) Representatives and Intra-School Committee (ISC) Chairs.
MSC is the national forum for debate for medical student members of the BMA. It represents the views of both BMA student members and the wider interests of all medical students.
MSC encourages co-operation between student members and the medical profession and meets regularly to discuss issues and formulate campaigns on the important issues, particularly those relating to student education, welfare and finance.
The deadline for submission of nomination forms closed on 30 April 2013.
Please note - elections for ISC Chairs will be held at all Medical schools, except for Queen's University Belfast and Welsh Medical Schools.
- Nominations open: 9 April 2013
- Nominations close: 30 April 2013
- Elections open: 4 June 2013
- Elections close: midday on 26 June 2013
For more information, please email MSC Secretariat
Northern Ireland Medical Students Committee (NIMSC)
The Committee meets four times a year. Since its formation, the NIMSC has forged valuable links with the Scottish Medical Students Committee to discuss issues of common interest and to update the committee on the work of the SMSC.
The NIMSC also liaises closely with the Northern Ireland Junior Doctors' Committee (NIJDC) and the NIJDC chair has attended meetings to offer support and advice on the issues of concern to medical students and to update the committee on the work of NIJDC.
Find out what happened at the last Northern Ireland MSC meeting
Download the latest edition of NI Studenbytes
If you wish to to know more about what we do in NIMSC, get in contact with our Committee Executive Officers
Email Hilary Nesbitt or Joanne Bryson
Welsh Medical Students Committee (WMSC)
This Committee has authority to act upon all matters affecting the interests of medical students in Wales. The WMSC reports to the Welsh Council of the Association and it is also empowered to report to the medical students committee (MSC). Meetings of the WMSC take place at BMA Cymru Wales in Cardiff and of the MSC at BMA House in London.
Scottish Medical Students Committee (SMSC)
This Committee has delegated authority to act on issues relevant to medical students in Scotland. It represents and campaigns on behalf of its constituents on a variety of issues, including education, finance and welfare. It reports to BMA Scottish Council and it is also empowered to report to the Medical Students Committee (MSC). The SMSC and MSC work closely together on behalf of medical students across the UK.
Interested in visiting us in Scotland?
Email us at email@example.com if you are interested in attending a meeting as a visitor.
NI Studentbytes, May 2013 (PDF)
MSC pensions newsletter, June 2012 (PDF)