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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.

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New Emergency General Surgery Webinar

RCSEd is pleased to announce the next in the new series of webinars on the topic of emergency general surgery. It is on the topic of pancreatitis.

Mater Dei Hospital

RCSEd Event in Malta

RCSEd is organising an event on the topic of supporting surgeons to take place in Mater Dei Hospital in Malta on 16 February 2017.


ASGBI International Conference Bursaries

The ASGBI 2017 International Surgical Congress is to be held in the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th May 2017. ASGBI is offering bursaries for surgeons from low resource countries to attend the Congress.

Sudan Ceremony

RCSEd Welcomes Sudanese Diplomates

RCSEd President, Honorary Secretary and examinations team attended celebrations in Khartoum as 27 new members joined the College.


Latest ISS News

20 January 2017

RCSEd Welcomes Sudanese Diplomates

On 20th November 2016, RCSEd held a diploma ceremony at the University of Khartoum in Sudan. Some 27 diplomates were welcomed into the Coll…


19 January 2017

Next WHO Chief Candidates Line Up

The current Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Margaret Chan will step down in June 2017. Ministers and academics fr…


12 January 2017

RCSEd Examines in Malaysia

RCSEd will deliver the MRCS Part B OSCE in Kuala Lumpur on 16 - 17 January 2017. The examinations take place in Malaysia on a regular basis,…


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.