York Medical Society was founded in 1832 for "The purpose of promoting and diffusing medical knowledge". Over the many years since, many distinguished Doctors and Surgeons have been members and given lectures to the Society.
Each year a new President is elected who is responsible for the Programme of Meetings, both of a medical/scientific and latterly of more artistic nature together with a busy social calendar.
The Society also distributes every year monies to chosen charities. The society also foster close links with the Hull York Medical School.