Guy's, King's and St Thomas'
Medical Students' Association
We are the Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical Students’ Association (or more commonly the MSA) and we are a group of elected students that are here to meet the social, welfare and educational of medical students during their time at King's College London.
The GKT Medical Students’ Association (MSA) has one main aim - to improve the lives of GKT’s medical students by ensuring their social, academic, and welfare needs are met at all times.
We organise a busy calendar of social events throughout the year, from the Freshers’ Fortnight in September through to the Summer Ball in June. In amongst this are many year-specific events, like the Post Electives Mixer for final years and the legendary Halfway Ball for third years.
We host two annual Wellness Weeks, bringing together the numerous welfare services available on campus; and our 'MSA Parents' scheme to help new students settle in and support them throughout their first year of university. This year we have also launched awareness projects in to 'Succeeding through Failure in Medicine' and our MSA Spotlight Series, bringing the different experiences different people have in medicine and the NHS into the forefront.
We regularly attend academic meetings with the School of Medicine to ensure that the views of students are listened to. On top of this, we run a Peer Teaching scheme, in which clinical year students mentor pre-clinical students; and we host a number of revision lectures and workshops throughout the year.
If that wasn’t enough, we have a number of subcommittees - including our Final Year Committee that amongst other things organise the incredible Grad Ball!