We hold a small number of international courses in Edinburgh, in addition to occasional teaching on courses held in other countries and organised by our Overseas Regional Advisers or international Fellows.

Edinburgh International Course in Medicine of the Older Adult

Directed by Dr Conor Maguire, this five-day course runs annually in late spring/early summer, for physicians from around the world who specialise or have a major interest in the care of older people. Primarily for doctors at consultant or senior trainee level, the course includes update lectures by expert speakers on topics of current and practical relevance, with frequent opportunities for interactive, case-based learning. There is an opportunity for a delegate from any country listed as lower to lower middle income by the World Bank to attend this course supported by the Brian Chapman Scholarship.

Places are limited, thus maximising opportunities for interaction and the course also features a popular social programme including a tour of the historical College buildings and a medical history tour of Edinburgh. Delegates also have the chance to explore our beautiful city with two half-days in the week.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Course in 2021 will run online over 2 days from Wednesday 19 to Thursday 20 May 2021. The event is available for booking and talks will be available on-demand for 28 days after the live event. Further information about the course is available here.

Edinburgh Oncology Course

Directed by Drs Tamasin Evans, Lesley Dawson, Jahangeer Malik, Alastair Law and Colin Barrie of the Edinburgh Cancer Centre, this established bi-annual course usually attracts a mix of clinical and medical oncology trainees from the UK and overseas. It is designed for trainees in Clinical Oncology at the start of their preparation for the FRCR exam part 2 and trainees in Medical Oncology at the start of their preparation for MRCP(UK) Specialty Certificate Examination in Medical Oncology. Consultants looking for a refresher and specialist nurses may also attend. Please contact Marie Allan for more information.

Acute and General Internal Medicine (GIM) Course

The RCPE Acute and General Medicine Course is a four-day course aimed at health care practitioners from the U.K. and beyond. The aim of the Course is to give a broad update on important aspects of acute and general medicine. As well as being of value to hospital based doctors at consultant or senior trainee level, it will also be of interest to community based doctors, including General Practitioners. Allied Health Professionals and Specialist Nurses may also find the course worthwhile.

This course in 2019 consisted of 8 sessions over four full days, which included updates in:

  • Diagnosing, investigating and treating infection and fever
  • therapeutic advances in common conditions, including heart failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and inflammatory arthritis
  • Acute management of collapse, breathlessness, fever, chest pain
  • Fits, faints & funn turns: Differential diagnosis & approrpiate investigations
  • Preventing premature death from cancer, cardiovascular disease and alcohol

There is an opportunity for a delegate from any country listed as lower to lower middle income by the World Bank to attend the 4 day RCPE Course in Acute and General Internal Medicine paid for by the Professor James C Petrie Scholarship

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Course was unable to run in 2020 and 2021, we hope that the Course will be able to return in May 2022. 

MSc Internal Medicine and MSc Critical Care

The MSc Internal Medicine and MSc Critical Care are online learning courses, completed part-time over three years. They are delivered by the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with the College.