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The International School of Surgery - ISS

Welcome to the International School of Surgery

Welcome to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) International School of Surgery (ISS). The ISS is the international office of RCSEd, designed to co-ordinate and develop our portfolio of international activities. The ISS represents a landmark in the development of RCSEd’s international strategy, enhancing our ability to support our Fellows, Members, Affiliates and partner organisations worldwide. We hope you enjoy exploring the ISS website where you can find out more about the international work of RCSEd and how the RCSEd can support you at every stage in your career.

International MRCS OSCE Preparation Courses

International MRCS OSCE Preparation Courses

RCSEd is delighted to announce the dates of several international MRCS OSCE Preparation Courses which will take place in 2016. Places book up fast, so trainees planning to sit the part B are encouraged to register.

Global Surgery Symposium Panel

RCSEd Hosts Global Surgery Symposium

Global health is a topic that is of increasing interest to the members and fellows of our College, and surgeons and allied health professionals the world over. In this evening event, the panel explored some of the key issues for our profession moving forward.


Latest ISS News

9 August 2016

RCSEd Welcomes International Delegations

On Wednesday 3 August 2016 a delegation of chief executives from leading hospitals and medical schools in China visited The Royal College o…


15 July 2016

RCSEd Hosts Global Surgery Symposium

On 30 June, RCSEd held an evening symposium on the topic of Global Surgery. The event followed a visit by the President, Mr Michael Lavelle-…


5 July 2016

Call for more female surgeons in developing countries

Ainhoa Costas-Chavarri and Sristi Sharma write in the Guardian, that under a 'best case scenario' there are only around three female surgeon…


Upcoming System Maintenance & Network Disruption

Due to essential systems maintenance and upgrades there will be intermittent interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 27th of February. There will be further interruption to some core services on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd of March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.