The SGUL Pharmacological Society (PharmSoc) was founded in 2018. Our aim is to bring students and professionals together, provide educational opportunities to students and allow professionals to provide an insight into a career in pharmacology academia and clinical pharmacology. We welcome anyone who is keen to learn more about the different aspects of pharmacology and the career options in this field.
Throughout the year we organise a wide range of events:
Prescribing lecture series
Sessions to teach students about the problems with pharmaceutical companies and to help bridge the gap
Career advice for those interested in pharmacology (clinical or academic)
Provide an insight into pharmacology
Support students in attending and presenting at pharmacological conferences
Drug of the month (IG)
Pharmacology networking events with other universities
In 2018/2019, PharmSoc held many successful events and received lots of support from both the students and the staff at our university! St George's has one of the best clinical pharmacology groups in all the UK. Led by Professor Emma Baker and Professor Iain Greenwood, the St George's clinical pharmacology team dominated the BPS annual conference in 2018. We had many successes and did our university proud. St George's students and staff won four prizes, chaired three symposia, and gave five podium and nine poster presentations!
The first-ever undergraduate BSc Clinical Pharmacology course in the UK was established in 2019 led by Professor Baker and Professor Greenwood. The following year, clinical pharmacology students began to run the PharmSoc. In 2020, we organised a talk, Careers in Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, led by the skills director at ABPI where he talked about career pathways within the pharmaceutical industry.
We have a monthly meeting via Microsoft teams to discuss/organise/plan activities for the following weeks.
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