Academy of Medical Sciences

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The Academy of Medical Sciences is a learned society founded in 1998 focussing on the promotion of medical science.


Aims and objectives

The Academy identifies its objectives as follows:

Promoting excellence
Influencing policy to improve health and wealth
Nurturing the next generation of medical researchers
Linking academia, industry and the NHS
Seizing international opportunities
Encouraging dialogue about the medical sciences[1]


The Academy is comprised of a membership of some 1057 fellows as of October 2013.[2] Fellows are drawn from a variety of disciplines:

Fellowship of the Academy is based on exceptional contributions to the medical sciences either in the form of original discovery or of sustained contributions to scholarship. Fellows are drawn from clinical academic medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, laboratory science, medical and nursing care and other professions allied to medical science.[3]


The Academy 'regularly work in partnership with Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council, Association of Medical Research Charities, the Medical Schools Council and other UK national academies'.[4]


The Academy is governed by a Council of 24 Fellows including six Honorary Officers, whose meetings are chaired by the President of the Academy.[5]



Council members

Honorary Officers


Ordinary members 2013


Co-opted members 2013



The current President is John Tooke.

Former presidents:



Email: info [AT]
Address: Academy of Medical Sciences
41 Portland Place
Telephone: 020 3176 2150


  1. Academy of Medical Sciences, Our objectives, accessed 4 September 2013
  2. Academy of Medical Sciences, Directory of Fellows, accessed 4 September 2013
  3. Academy of Medical Sciences, Election to the Fellowship, accessed 4 September 2013
  4. Academy of Medical Sciences, How we work, accessed 4 September 2013
  5. Academy of Medical Sciences, Governance, accessed 4 September 2013
  6. Academy of Medical Sciences, Honorary Officers, accessed 4 September 2013
  7. Academy of Medical Sciences, Council members, accessed 4 September 2013
  8. Academy of Medical Sciences, Council members, accessed 4 September 2013
  9. Academy of Medical Sciences, Academy President, accessed 4 September 2013