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HCSA Student Associate membership:   You never know when you'll need a trade union

About HCSA Students

  • Expert, personalised support when out on placement 
  • Campaigning for better conditions
  • Webinars delivering professional insights
  • Opportunities to lead our student work

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HCSA understands the unique pressures you face as a medical student. Unlike your peers, part of your learning is undertaken while on placement in workplaces, and you are not immune to the challenges which face any other doctors.

Our knowledge of the hospital environment will give you the assistance you need for any hurdles you may face. Join HCSA for free as a medical student associate and benefit from expert support from our trade union and professional association.

Keep in touch with the issues affecting the profession

You will also receive regular communications from HCSA including practical advice, tips and insights to help you get the most out of your time as a student. This includes our Know Your Rights and HCSA Wellbeing webinar series.

Campaigning for Medical Students and doctors

HCSA campaigns for better conditions for the profession, and on issues that matter to students, such as your education, wellbeing and finances. Your views will be represented in national forums, for example through our regular meetings with Health Education England.

Opportunities to shape our work

Students have a voice in HCSA. The Students for HCSA group shapes HCSA’s policy and offering for student associate members. There are different ways to contribute, such as by becoming the face of HCSA on campus, or sharing your experiences in a blog. Get involved by contacting medicalstudents@hcsa.com.

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