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The Brighton and Sussex Medico-Chirurgical Society

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The Brighton and Sussex Medico-Chirurgical Society


The Brighton and Sussex Medico-Chirurgical Society is Brighton's historic medical society.  

Founded in 1847 by Dr William King (1786-1865), the society remains a forum for medical education to promote discussion between hospital doctors, general practitioners and medical students. The society is normally referred to as 'Med-Chi' (pronounced "med-ki") and presentations usually take place at 7pm on the first thursday of the month at the Audrey Emerton building (AEB), Royal Sussex County Hospital. A new president is appointed annually who sets the year's programme of lectures and social events. 

Lecture topics relate to diverse aspects of health/healthcare, including global health and medical humanities. All lectures are pitched at a level that is open to everyone. BSMS staff and students are welcome to attend the interesting and varied lecture programme.

The society also makes awards to sixth formers and BSMS medical students and its historic archives are available for BSMS students for historical research. 

Dr Max Cooper with a historical book


Further information about the society is available on its dedicated website or by contacting Dr Max Cooper.

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