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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.

San Diego Congress

RCSEd Reception at American College Congress

The American College of Surgeons Congress is a highlight for surgery globally, and for the second year running, RCSEd held a packed reception at the Congress for Members, Fellows and distinguished guests.

Rwanda Surgical Skills

Research on Rwanda Surgical Skills Published

The Basic Surgical Skills Course is a regular component of postgraduate surgical training globally. This recently published research is the first to demonstrate its efficacy in a Sub-Saharan African setting.


Latest ISS News

3 November 2017

Reception at San Diego FACS Congress

For the second year running, RCSEd hosted a reception at the American College of Surgeons Congress in San Diego. The event brought together …


3 November 2017

Research on Rwanda Basic Surgical Skills Published

The Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) course is a common component of postgraduate surgical training, both in the UK and in other parts of the wor…


19 July 2017

Diplomas awarded in July 2017

The July diploma ceremony is always a busy one with people taking advantage of the good weather to see the College at its best. This year wa…


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.