We usually attract some international delegates to our symposia and meetings, but also offer a small number of international courses held in Edinburgh, in addition to occasional teaching on courses held in other countries and organised by our Overseas Regional Advisors or international Fellows.

Edinburgh International Course in Medicine of the Older Adult

Directed by Professor Andrew Elder, 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 and an additional session on communication challenges in medicine of old age. There is an opportunity for a delegate from a DfiD priority country 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.

The course will next run from Monday 22 to Friday 26 May 2017. The event will be available to view and book online from 01 December 2016. More information is available from Felicity Garvie, Course Co-ordinator.

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 will next run from Monday 20 to Friday 24 March 2017, and 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. More information is available from Felicity Garvie, Course Co-ordinator.

MSc Internal Medicine

The MSc in Internal Medicine is a distance learning course, completed part-time over three years. It is delivered by the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.