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The International School of Surgery - ISS


Why join the global College?

RCSEd IdentityThe RCSEd's International School of Surgery (ISS) aims to strengthen and enhance the College's relationship with our international membership.

The RCSEd's current international Fellows and Members are spread across the globe, each making their own unique contribution to the international surgical community.

By joining the RCSEd as a Fellow, Member or Affiliate, you become part of this prestigious global network of over 22,000 professionals in over 100 countries across the world. You will be welcomed into an organisation dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and advancement in surgical practice, and one which is renowned for its friendliness and approachability. The RCSEd is proud of its culture of innovation and is committed to supporting our membership throughout their professional careers. The ISS is a landmark development in the support we offer for our international membership. We strive to provide our membership with excellent services and benefits and are constantly seeing to improve services to our members by developing new initiatives and schemes to support their work.


Not a Fellow or Member?


Fellowship or Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is usually by examination.  You can find out more about our international examinations here.  If you are due to sit an examination, such as MRCS, you can do so in a number of international locations or in the UK, and choose to affiliate to our College.  We look forward to welcome you to the RCSEd - the global, national and local College - where you can join over 19,000 members from almost 100 other countries around the world.

It is also possible for you to be admitted to the Fellowship or Membership without sitting an examination provided we are satisfied that a qualification you have received from another institution is equivalent to that required for Fellowship or Membership with us. If you have such qualifications and you would like to join our College please email to be assisted with the process.

You can find out more about the different categories of membership and our subscriptions by visiting the RCSEd website.

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.