Founded in 1832. We currently have approximately 300 members most of which are medical practitioners. We have rooms in the Centre of York that have been used by the society since 1944.

Who can join?

  • Registered medical practitioners from York and surrounding area
  • Retired registered medical practitioners
  • Junior doctors in hospital and general practice*
  • Registered medical practitioners serving with HM forces within the York area*
  • Associate membership is offered to professionals with a Qualification in a
    field allied to medicine
  • Affiliate membership is offered to spouses/partners of deceased members regardless of occupation
  • Practice membership – a group discount is offered to doctors applying from the same practice.   

*Automatically temporary members but are welcome to apply for full membership.

HYMS students are welcome to attend society meetings.

Benefits of Membership

  • Friday evening meetings with medical and non-medical themed talks suitable for all, welcome drink and chance to stay for dinner
  • Chance to meet the faces behind the letters, GP and hospital staff are members
  • Regular social programme including black tie annual dinner, Burns supper and visits
  • Annual oration by an eminent invited speaker
  • Access to the sanctuary of the garden and library, with coffee maker and peace and quiet
  • Reduced room rates for parties or events for family and friends
  • Travel bursaries and annual prize for presentation of original research
  • Access to our valuable archive of medical texts kept in University of York Library
  • Regular updates by email

Annual Membership Rates

Working Doctors/Associates – £100
Retired Doctors/Associates – £60
Trainees and Junior Doctors – £20
Practice Membership – 5 Doctors/Associates – £400
Affiliated Membership – FREE
Medical Students – FREE
Other reduced membership rates may be available upon application

For further details on membership of the York Medical Society please contact:

The Manager, York Medical Society, 23 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW
Tel: 01904 849821 e-mail:

Membership Form