Find out about how Edinburgh Medical School is structured and our vision for the future.
Edinburgh Medical School is one of two schools at the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, the other being the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
Edinburgh Medical School is a large medical school by UK standards, and is spread across several campuses at Little France, Western General Hospital, the University Central Area and Royal Edinburgh Hospital. We deliver a first-class education in first-class facilities by dedicated people who are at the cutting edge.
We offer an excellent experience in an environment where research is cherished and prosecuted. We believe research is an important component of the life of every student as a means of understanding a way of thinking that will equip them to deliver positive change for humanity.
One medicine, One biology, One health
At Edinburgh Medical School, we form a unique grouping in the UK where vets, medics and biomedical scientists work together and study the common causes of disease that affect our populations.
Our campuses, our structure, and the organisation of our degrees ensures that we have people from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and Edinburgh Medical School breathing the same air, designing projects together, and teaching in their specialist areas.
Every student a researcher, every researcher a teacher
We believe firmly that understanding research and delivering research as part of your undergraduate or postgraduate degree will equip you with a way of thinking that will allow you to effect real change in the world in whatever context you end up working.
Medical Teaching Organisation
The Medical Teaching Organisation is responsible for the support and delivery of the MBChB medicine degree programme. They are based at the Chancellor's Building, Little France.
The Biomedical Teaching Organisation
The Biomedical Teaching Organisation (BMTO) is responsible for all aspects of management, administration and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within Biomedical Sciences.
The school is divided into three deaneries:
- the Deanery of Clinical Sciences, which is largely based on the Little France site
- the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences, which is mainly based around the George Square campus in the centre of Edinburgh
- the Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences.
These deaneries are associated with the three campuses on which we conduct most of our research and teaching. Each deanery hosts interdisciplinary centres of research excellence.
Edinburgh Medical School has facilities which support the work of deaneries, institutes and centres to facilitate learning, teaching and research.
Additional Cost of Teaching Office
The ACT office works with NHS Education Scotland and NHS boards to ensure that funding for teaching is allocated to all providers and the necessary service level agreements are in place.
Centre for Medical Education (CME)
The Centre for Medical Education works to ensure we deliver a world-class undergraduate medical programme through curriculum development, educational research and staff development.
Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility
The Edinburgh CRF provides state-of-the-art facilities for clinical research, including clinical, laboratory and specialised technical support. The facility is based at the Western General Hospital, with facilities at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.