Edinburgh Medical School

Visiting students

Information for students coming to Edinburgh Medical School on electives and other placements.

Visiting undergraduate students

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Edinburgh Medical school accepts a small number of visiting undergraduate students every year.

Visiting postgraduate students

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Information for prospective postgrads considering studying at Edinburgh Medical School.

Intercalating at Edinburgh Medical School

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Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) programmes are available to external students who wish to intercalate at Edinburgh Medical School as part of the MBChB (Medicine) programme.

Medical electives programme

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Medical school students from all over the world can undertake elective attachments at Edinburgh Medical School teaching hospitals. Applications for 2025 have now closed.

General advice

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Essential introductory information if you are considering coming to Edinburgh as a visiting student.