The Cambridge University Paediatrics Society (CUPS) is run by clinical medical students, with the support of Addenbrooke’s’ senior Paediatricians, in order to achieve three core aims:
- Encourage paediatrics as a career amongst the medical student cohort
- Provide opportunities for discussion, learning, and training in paediatrics
- Give back to the community through charity fundraisers through our own projects
Our regular annual events include our very successful Annual Conference established in 2014, our Finals revision sessions, and our presence at Apple Day (the Sick Children’s Trust’s local community fundraiser).
In addition, we are aiming to broaden our reach to preclinical students by running a series of talks that aim to draw parallels between basic medical science education and clinical paediatrics. We are also supplementing the paediatric clinical curriculum through a series of seminars.
Project Play is our new project, which will see student’s being trained for and regularly participating in play sessions in the Addenbrooke’s Children’s A&E. This is in some ways a spiritual successor to our previous student-child engagement project, ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’, which is now run as a separate spin-off society in testament to its success.