Overview

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine has a long history as one of the best medical institutions in the world.

The eight original faculties formed four Faculty Groups in August 1992. Medicine and Veterinary Medicine became one of these, and in September 2002, became the smallest of three Colleges in the University.

Medical School, original plan

Foundation of the Faculty of Medicine

Edinburgh’s Faculty of Medicine was founded on the models established at the Universities of Padua and Leiden.

Foundation of the Faculty of Medicine

Royal infirmary

The 18th century

The establishment of the Medical Faculty was soon followed by the founding of a public hospital.

The 18th century

Old College, 1837

The 19th century

There were enormous advances in surgery, under great names such as Robert Liston, James Syme and Joseph Lister.

The 19th century

Chancellor's Building

The College today

The College has an international reputation for its research and teaching.

The College today


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