With world-renowned alumni and distinguished scholars, we have much to be proud of as a College.
Medicine at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583 by the Town Council of Edinburgh as the first civic university in Britain.
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is one of the oldest veterinary schools in the world, founded in 1823 by William Dick.
The College's alumni includes groundbreaking, brilliant and sometimes eccentric individuals - from Charles Darwin to Sophia Jex-Blake.
Remarkable women at the University of Edinburgh overcame considerable adversity to become drivers of equality and medical excellence.
Burke and Hare
The Burke and Hare murders in Edinburgh's West Port were infamous and destroyed the career of Edinburgh anatomist Robert Knox.
The Polish School of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh (1941-1949)
The establishment of the Polish School of Medicine in March 1941 was a unique wartime academic initiative.