Edinburgh Medical School

Courses for educators

Medical Education runs a variety of education courses, designed for those teaching undergraduate students or postgraduate clinical trainees.

If you wish to undertake certified training, there's a range of different courses available from the Centre for Medical Education -- everything from an occasional two-hour session to a three year part-time online Masters.

Experts can help you develop your skills through peer review of your teaching practice, with all courses designed to address the General Medical Council's standards for the recognition of trainers.

The Centre is also happy to work with teaching leads to offer bespoke faculty development for their teaching teams and to help module organisers create sessions for their annual module team meetings.



The Clinical Educator Programme (CEP).  A series of  two hour workshops designed to help you get the best out of your teaching, taken individually or as a coherent programme that includes teaching observation. A joint undergraduate-postgraduate initiative in South East Scotland.


Edinburgh Summer School in Clinical Education (ESSCE) runs for a week in August each year, and is packed with interactive workshops to develop skills and understanding of teaching and assessment.


PG Cert / Dip / MSc in Clinical Education is a one, two or three year part-time degree programme from The University of Edinburgh delivered entirely online in collaboration with NHS Education for Scotland. It is designed for full-time clinicians involved in teaching.


Medical Education Forum (MEF) is run fortnightly on a Thursday lunchtime within the CME with speakers from the Medical School, the wider University and some national and international experts. All interested in clinical education are welcome to join us. If you are interested in joining the distribution list, email Catherine.Talbot@ed.ac.uk


Proposed new programme - survey

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Related links

The Clinical Educator Programme (CEP)

Edinburgh Summer School in Clinical Education (ESSCE)

PG Cert / Dip / MSc in Clinical Education