I went on a medics’ night out and it turns out they’re not that bad

They didn’t care I wasn’t one of them

I snuck into a fancy dress party reserved for the so-called elite, a mere muggle surrounded by crazy medics, and this is what happened.
As a humble media student, I wasn’t sure about the reception I would receive from this infamous clique. But despite all the rumours of this being a cult gathering, medics were one big slightly intoxicated family, that opened me with welcome arms.

I went to the highlight of the medic’s social calendar. Their annual cocktail party, an exclusive event held in Ocean promised the sort of costumes that put 7 legged efforts to shame. I went along to see if the hype was real and whether it deserves it’s crazy reputation.

The fancy dress was creativity at its finest. From the bare pecs of William Wallace, to the occasional medic attached to a box, conversation was turned to complimenting outfits rather than sniffing out who I actually was. When everyone has spent about 20 hours on their costume, slutty kittens and and hoodies wouldn’t make the cut, everyone commits.



The predrinks was amiable to say the least. The only speech on course content came from a mentor giving the little freshers a low down on what to expect.

The etiquette was a 4* on TripAdvisor. There was no banging on toilet doors despite the 70 people attending. Anyone who smoked was  quarantined in the back corner of the outdoor space. We could learn a few lessons from this supposedly self-absorbed group of undergrads.

So the night proceeded onto the Big O, with everyone happily off their faces and plenty of wallets left at the bar.

Just normal people

Just normal people

Going out with medics over mix of students was a much nicer experience, they were conscientious and down to earth. For a stranger looking in, it was a pleasant and chilled experience. You almost get the feeling that they’re just a bit too clever to be proper lads and this was reflected in their drinking etiquette.

They’re not that different, I think so many in one space was less intimidating as their reputation suggests. I don’t think I’d tell a difference between a normal and a medic’s night out but the one thing I did notice was they don’t seem like the people that shove past you when you spill drink over your top or would come onto you too strong, they do have an air of maturity but it wasn’t pretentious, just sensible.

Yes, you could tell they were medics, but they were quiet enough about it and at the end of the day, why not sustain a little pride and motivation about your course if you’ve gotta do it for five years?