Medicine School President

Hi! I'm Orrin Mc Aleer, your Medicine School President for 2020/21.



About me

My role is to represent all students within the School of Medicine and across the University, and support you all in any way I can to make your transition into St Andrews as fluid as possible.

Transitions are challenging and intimidating times, fuelled by anxiety and confusion. It doesn't have to be that way! Even in these unprecedented times revolving around COVID-19, myself and the rest of the School of Medicine are striving to make your transition the best it can be, so that you can be excited about what it feels like to be immersed as part of the School of Medicine. We're always here to help.

Look forward to diving into many societies! Make friends (i.e. Bute Medical Society) and pursue your interests with extra-curricular academia (Surgical Society, Students For Global Health, etc.) to soak up as much of the student lifestyle as a Medical Student as you can.  I can be contacted at

"Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity." – Hippocrates

So get hyped! I look forward to meeting you all soon!