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November 2013

First Malawian celebrates success in RCSEd's online MSc in Surgical Sciences

29 November 2013

The first Malawian to graduate from the RCSEd’s award-winning MSc in Surgical Sciences was in Edinburgh today to collect his Masters Degree Certificate. Dr Lughano Kalongolera (picture centre) has spent the past three years studying for the Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification (ESSQ), which is run jointly with the University of Edinburgh. …


The Edinburgh Standard Spreads Worldwide

26 November 2013

The RCSEd strengthened links in Asia over the summer with a packed schedule of exams, courses and joint meetings In August, as part of RCSEd’s commitment to advance surgical training and education internationally, President Mr Ian Ritchie led a team of council members, examiners and faculty on a series of visits to countries in Asia. Helping to s…


Royal Award for Edinburgh E-learning Innovation

25 November 2013

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and the University of Edinburgh’s excellence in distance-learning has been recognised with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. The award – widely regarded as the highest national honour in UK education – was made for a set of five online courses, aimed at aspiring surgeon…


George Choa CBE OBE 1921-2013

20 November 2013

One of the College’s oldest Fellows in Hong Kong has died aged 92. George Choa, a prominent otolaryngologist,  led various medical organisations, including the Hong Kong Medical Association, and performed one of the first stapedectomies on a Chinese patient. He was also a driving force behind ENT surgery becoming recognised as a subspecialty in Hon…


RCSEd Annual General Meeting

15 November 2013

The Annual General Meeting of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh took place on 15 November 2013.   If RCSEd membership are interested in reading the President's Report which was read out at this meeting, please click here and log in to the website.



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