Edinburgh Medical School

Location and facilities

Our locations offer modern facilities with access to a wide variety of learning materials.

Students walking outside the Royal Infirmary hospital

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is located in the Chancellor’s Building at the BioQuarter campus,  which is beside Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary Hospital.

The Chancellor’s Building offers state of the art lecture theatres, seminar rooms and a clinical skills centre, as well as library and computing facilities. The Medical Education Centre at the Western General Hospital also has a clinical skills training area and computer laboratories.

Where you will study

First and second years are mainly taught at the University main campus in George Square and at the Old Medical School , Teviot Place.

In year 3, you begin your intercalated programme, so depending on your choice of subject, you could be based on any of the University campuses.

In years 4 to 6, clinical teaching also takes place in Edinburgh’s three teaching hospitals, in community GP practices, and in hospitals across Scotland.  

Construction is almost completed for the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People next to the Royal Infirmary. This will bring paediatric care, specialist neonatal care, neurosciences and adult and children’s emergency departments together on one site.


Clinical Skills Centre

The centre is used by our medical students throughout the six years of their degree. 

Facilities include:

  • a simulated hospital ward complete with SMOTS camera technology
  • simulation room with SimMan ®, SMOTS technology. This adaptable room can be configured into many different types of clinical area
  • two large teaching rooms with removable partition to make one large space
  • Harvey cardiopulmonary trainer. This full-sized portable manikin realistically simulates many cardiac diseases.




Students have access to the main university library, as well as libraries at all the hospitals, such as the Western General and Royal Hospital for Sick Children.


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