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AFMS Medical French Course

The 2020 course has been rescheduled to April 2022. Click here for details.

Junior Doctor Job Opportunity in Paris

British Junior Doctor working in Paris is advertising for a replacement when his contract ends. Click on his FFI advert to download

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Junior Clinical Fellow opportunity in South Paris

JCF opportunity in South Paris

Dr Lara Jenner, 2019 winner of the Will Reynish prize is currently in post and is happy to talk about the job!

Medical French Course 2020 – Lille 3-5 April

Booking is now open!!  

This course draws delegates from across the globe.  Here is a report by Dr Bruce Loder, an American GP who works internationally.  He explains who he is and why he went on the AFMS Medical French course not once but twice:

Why would a small town GP from Kansas who speaks […]

Medical French Course testimonial from Dr Bernard P. Chang, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, New York

I am an American physician based at an academic medical center in New York where I treat a diverse group of patients from around the world. Speaking French for my patients from Europe as well as West African and the "DOM-TOM" (France Outre-Mer) happens with regularity at my hospital and as a result I've sought […]

Amber Leach – Medical French Course Student Competition winner 2019

Congratulations Amber Leach, 3rd year Medical student at Plymouth
on winning the AFMS Medical French Course student competition. Enjoy your place at AFMS-AMFB annual conference in Montpellier 18-21 September 2019.















Here is Amber's article:

On the 12th April 2019 the future […]

Voulez Vous Voir Le Remplaçant?

The 27th Medical French Weekend course took place in Lille in April this year. Lille is proving a very popular venue and the demand to keep the course running in France is high. The course was a great success and brought delegates from the USA, Ireland and all over the UK.  The course proudly allocates […]

Cardiff Meeting – AGM


To All members

The next AGM of the Anglo French Medical Society will take place on Saturday the 29th of September at the Jurys Inn Hotel, Cardiff.

An agenda is enclosed.

I would like to draw your attention to several matters.

The society shall be reviewing the composition of the committee in the […]

Manchester Meeting 2018

The AFMS will be holding its next northern meeting at Manchester University on the 20th April.

Early booking is recommended.

There will be a wide variety of medical presentations and an evening of wine and food.

Please complete the booking form and send it back to Tony Ridge at

or to the address on […]

AFMS Student Network

Coming soon to a university near you!

The AFMS Student Network is now up and running!

Make sure you join our Facebook Group for advice on electives, how to improve on your language skills and all other things French.

The first MedSoc AFMS Students has recently been set up at Warwick Medical School - if you would like to get involved in setting up a society […]

Chamonix Meeting February 2017

AFMS Chamonix 2017








February 2nd 2017 saw the gathering of some familiar faces at the wonderful  L’Aguille du Midi in Les Bossons for the AFMS winter meeting. It was also good to welcome some new faces, including the first French delegates for many years.

After a day of […]

An Invitation to join The Osler Club at RCP, London

The Osler Club of London

Royal College of Physicians, 6 St Andrew’s Place,

Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE

May 2016


Dear Friends,

We should like to extend an invitation to our colleagues in the Anglo-French Medical Society and Societe Medical Franco-Britanique to join us in membership of the Osler Club of London.

The Osler […]

Winner of the 2016 Medical French Weekend Course Student Feedback Competition

Congratulations to Clara Farque
3rd year Medical Student at Warwick.  Clara wins a place at the 2016 annual AFMS conference in Windsor 21-23rd September 2016.



Miss Ford Applications 2016

Miss Ford Applications 2016
Just to let everyone know that all applications for the Miss Ford Bursary must be completed by the 1st of December 2015.


Chamonix 2016

Chamonix Winter
January 28th to the 31st 2016
The 18th AFMS Winter meeting will be in Chamonix, Haute Savoie, France at the Hotel de l’Aiguille du Midi from the 28th of January to the 31st January 2016 The family run hotel is recommended for value and comfort and is 3km from the centre […]

New Bio-Medical Translation Service

Professor David Wynford-Thomas is launching this translation service from French to English.

To find out more about this service click here 

The University Of Manchester is looking for Master Class speakers

Chers membres de l’AFMS, Permettez-moi de me présenter, je m’appelle Benoît Guilbaud, je suis coordinateur des cours de langue médicale (dont français) dans le cadre du Programme des Études Européennes à l’Université de Manchester. Je suis actuellement à la rechercher de nouveaux intervenants pour nos “masterclasses” de français médical. L'Université de Manchester possède un programme d'“Études Européennes”, […]

Sam’s Blog – A final Year Medical Student Elective in Aix en Provence Hospital. Week 8 – Wrapping up.

A particularly interesting patient this week was a 25 year old lady who presented with a typical history of ureteric colic  (colicky loin to groin pain since the morning and some blood in the urine). The intern I was with was able to perform ultrasound scans, so checked for any problems at the level of […]

Manchester Meeting 2015

The 19th Annual Manchester Meeting of the Anglo-French Medical Society 15th May 2015
The meeting was held in one of the tutorial rooms of the impressive University Place building in Oxford Street, Manchester. Tony Ridge, along with Benoit Guilbaud, the lecturer for the French component of the medicine and language degree at the University of […]

Sam’s Blog- A final year medical student elective in Aix en Provence. Week 7 – some challenging experiences with SMUR

I’ve just woken up from an afternoon nap, following a 24hr shift with the SMUR team and I am knackered! It was a very full on 24 hours and I could probably write a book about it... Our first call out was to a lady with COPD (BPCO in French) at a pulmonary rehabilitation centre […]

Sam’s Blog – A Final year medical student elective in Aix en Provence. Week 6 – broken bones

This week I have seen a few orthopaedic patients I will never forget, both in the department and whilst with SMUR.
The first patient was a ten-year-old boy with maladie des os de verres (not maladie des os de verts as I first thought when I heard it...). All I understood from this was that […]

Sam’s Blog – A Final year Medical Student Elective in Aix en Provence. Week 5 – Des Conflits

It’s been an interesting week as the interns changed jobs on 4th May, which has made things very busy and stressful for everyone. To make matters worse, there are only 5 new interns to replace the 7 who have just left, so sorting out their rotas has been somewhat difficult for them, and I’m not sure how […]

Sam’s Blog -Final year Medical Student Elective in Aix en Provence – Week 4 “En Garde!”

Week 4  - sword fight with a Frenchman
 This week I’ve been out to a few events through a website called “meetup”.I have been to an English and French conversation session which was useful. After skim-reading the site, I also signed up for a trip, which I thought was to St Maxime - a beautiful […]

Sam’s Blog – Week 3. Attachez vos ceintures, ou si non, attache ta ceinture… S’il te plaît (vous plaît??)

Week three - some interesting translating
 I have had an interesting few days this week in the hospital. Early on in the week I was asked to help interpret for a patient in resus who was having a suspected heart attack, he spoke English and very little French. He was completely drenched in sweat, […]

Going to Nantes ?

For those going to Nantes for the meeting please click on the links below to help you with your travel queries.
Hop on a train to Nantes with Eurostar – It is about 6 hours from London, with a simple change in Paris (usually Gare Montparnasse) or Lille.*

City Jet fly direct from the […]

Manchester Meeting Agenda

Please find enclosed the list of talks for our Manchester meeting.

Places are very limited so please complete your booking forms as soon as possible.

AFMS- Manchester meeting agenda 2015

AFMS - Manchester Meeting2015Bookingform

Sam’s Blog – Week 2. A final year medical student on elective at Aix en Provence Hospital – “SMUR”

Week 2 - SMUR
After a trip up to Paris last weekend for the marathon I felt back in the deep at the start of this week after a weekend of English! This week I have spent doing some filière courte, where there has been a lot of suturing to do. Other than that I […]

Elections! No, not the May ones… September deadline so relax!

Check out the election updates for Nantes.

AMFB-AFMS Annual Conference 23-26th September 2015 in Nantes is booking now!

Click here for meeting details and booking form

Sam’s Blog Week 1- A final year student elective experience in “Les Urgences”- Aix en Provence. April 2015

Vous voulez du ping?
 A bit about name is Sam and I finished my undergraduate medical training in Bristol at the end of March. We then have 2 months to go off and do a medical elective anywhere in the world. I set out to do something French speaking as I have a base […]

A word from AMFB – Conference 23-26th September 2015, Nantes. Booking form to follow shortly.



Nos objectifs :
Réunir médecins francophones et Anglophones, quel que soit leur mode d’activité, dans le but de mieux connaitre le système médical et les conditions d’exercice des uns et des autres.
Echanger observations et connaissances médicales.
Améliorer la connaissance de l’autre langue et la pratiquer dans un contexte […]

Updating our email list for members

EMAIL ADDRESSES- Can all members please send their current email address and name to so we can update our mailing list. Thanks!

Anglo French Medical Society Manchester Meeting

AFMS- Manchester meeting agenda 2015

AFMS - Manchester Meeting2015 Booking form


on : Friday 15th May 2015

at: The University of Manchester ( University Place, Oxford Road, Manchester
M13 9PL) Tel:  0161 275 2924 ( Building 37 on the map)

Manchester University meeting venue


 18h00              Registration

 18h30              Scientific Presentations

 20h00              […]

Language exchange via Skype or FaceTime

Interested in Medical French/English exchange via Skype or FaceTime?
Join AFMS to receive the list. An amazingly good value membership price at £25 a year.
Click here to become a member.

Already a member? Just send your name, Skype or Facetime details, your specialist interest and your language ability to

Medical French Course 2015 – book soon!

The next Medical French Course is on 27-29th March 2015.  Book soon to ensure a place. 

Click here


Visiting Lecturer Programme

Visiting Lecturer Programme
Did you know that all French Medical schools MUST offer English teaching to students and students must attend. AFMS has been working with certain french Medical schools to help with this teaching. Read on.
Thank you to all AFMS members who have expressed interest in the teaching initiative, and facilitating membership exchange.

New Website

Our new website is now online.  Make sure you bookmark us to find out what is happening, and be sure to check out our facebook page and news page for upcoming events and information.