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Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - International Aims

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has a long and proud history promoting excellence and advancement in the surgical profession through education, training and examinations and our International Fellows and Members form a key part of the College. They account for nearly half of our total membership of over 22,500 and are located in over one hundred countries across the globe.  All are dedicated to upholding the very highest standards of surgical care. 

We aim to support the needs of our international membership, wherever they are based, by providing relevant professional development opportunities tailored to local need.  Our portfolio of educational courses and examinations are delivered by expert teams drawn from our pool of UK and International trainers and examiners. 

Globally, we always seek to work by invitation and in partnership with national and local governments, key regulatory bodies, health providers, and with our sister international colleges and corporations.  We are keen to support the development of local curricula and assessments, building upon locally established initiatives and our International Medical Graduate Scheme supports international trainees to take up training opportunities within the UK.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh seeks to build high quality surgical capacity internationally through the delivery of partnership projects and the sharing of expertise.  The figure below illustrates the main aims and principles that underpin our international work. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Catherine Thwaites, International Activities Manager, for more information:

 RCSEd International Approach

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