Edinburgh Medical School

Student support

When you join the Edinburgh Medical School, you become part of a close-knit community.

A medical student discussed her work with a personal tutor.

At Edinburgh Medical School, we put a strong emphasis on developing life-long learning, which are essential qualities for a successful medical career.

To help guide you along the way, you will be appointed a Personal Tutor in years 1-3 who will mentor and guide you during the programme, meeting regularly to offer help and advice.  

In Years 4-6, you will also be assigned a Clinical Tutor Associate (CTA).  A CTA is a doctor in training who will offer monthly sessions of individual tuition tailored to your needs. 

 

Medical students in social setting, standing by a railing.

In good company

When you join the Edinburgh Medical School, you become part of a close-knit community.

Throughout your degree, you’ll be invited to a series of special social events, such as dinners and receptions to help students get to know one another better and to foster good relations between students and staff.

There are also over 50 student-led organisations, including societies, volunteer groups, and music and sports clubs.