We hold 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 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 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 18 May 2020 to Friday 22 May 2020. The event will be available to view and book online from 01 December 2019. Please contact Josiane Kirk for more information.

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 Josiane Kirk for more information.

Acute and General Internal Medicine (GIM) Course

This 5 day course will provide topical and relevant updates on a wide variety of acute and general medical conditions encountered by clinicians. Experts will cover topics of current and practical relevance with frequent opportunities for interactive case-based learning. Places are limited to maximise networking during the course. The week will consist of a series of themed days, and topics covered will include:

  • 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 & funny turns: Differential diagnosis & appropriate investigations
  • Preventing premature death from cancer, cardiovascular disease and alcohol

This course is aimed at physicians at consultant and senior trainee level who wish to enhance their acute and general medicine knowledge. It will be of great interest to clinicians from around the world who encounter patients with general medical conditions. Delegates can select which day to attend or sign up for all 5 days, whichever best suits training needs.

There is an opportunity for a delegate from a DfID priority country to attend the 5 day RCPE Course in Acute and General Internal Medicine paid for by the Professor James C Petrie Scholarship

The course will next run from Monday 25 May 2020 to Friday 29 May 2020.

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.