Dr Myre Sim (1915-2009) was a renowned and published psychiatrist who assisted many individuals and organisations through his long and successful career, in addition to making a major contribution to the medical community. He was brought up and educated in Edinburgh and graduated MBChB from Edinburgh University in 1938. Although he did not remain in Edinburgh to practice medicine, he retained a great fondness for the Edinburgh University Medical School and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He became a Fellow of the College in 1970. During his lifetime Dr Myre Sim made a series of generous donations to the College. These are now administered by the Myre Sim Committee which meets twice a year.


Up to a maximum of £750 is available and a short paper reporting on the research or activity undertaken will be required. Course fees will be paid only in exceptional circumstances such as hardship.


Available to medical students of the University of Edinburgh, bursaries are intended to contribute towards the expenses of an eight week elective period or study or research, in the UK or overseas, during an attachment with a physician holding a non-academic post.      

Application and Selection Process

Applications should be made at least six months before the commencement of the elective period and will be considered twice a year. Closing dates for applications are 31 March and 30 September each year. A completed application form (below) should by sent to Sharon Noonan.


Previous recipients

2001 Mr Baillie, Mr Chye Yew Ng, Mr M Rahman, Ms K Simpson

2004 Dr Christie

2007 David Hall, Junie Wong, Joanna Nelson

2008 Hian Liang Huang

2009 Mr Kyle Gibson, Stewart Jackson

2012 Mr Jim Zhong

2014 Lucy McNally

2015 Charlotte Dewdney, Dr Sudeep Shrestha

2017 Ka Ting Ng

Further Information

Please contact Sharon Noonan 0131 247 3601