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Details of courses and training events in Scotland and across the UK are regularly posted here, as well as other opportunities you may find of interest.  

Please see the Scottish Foundation School Policy for details on what events are added to this list.


Courses & Events



Title & Description



7 December 2019

The National Postgraduate Clinical Neuroanatomy Competition

Want to build your specialist training portfolio? Want to demonstrate your knowledge in neuroanatomy? Flex your brain cells at this friendly event for junior doctors and for the first time postgraduate anatomists.

University Hospital Southampton, Centre for Learning Anatomonical Sciences, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD


9 December 2019

Top tips for radiology interviews

A one-day interview course specifically designed for radiology registrars and F1/F2 or specialty level trainees applying for radiology specialist trainee posts.

Woburn House Conference Centre, Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ


9 December 2019

Core Anaesthetics Training Interview Course

Applying for Core Anaesthetics Training? Feel like you need more preparation for the interview and want to know how to boost your application, even if you think it's too late? Introducing the 'Core Anaesthetics Training Interview Course', endorsed by the RCoA. This popular evening course is run by top-ranked trainees and is just the preparation and immediate feedback that you need, but in a low-pressure environment. It includes a mock-interview cycle, specific dos and don'ts for the day and how to gain last-minute points, plus an invaluable talk from consultant anaesthetists experienced at interviewing on the panel.

Royal College of Anaesthetists, Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4SG


10 December 2019

Acute Back Pain, Weakness & Paralysis 

The Evening Medical Update (EMU) on Tuesday 10 December 2019 will cover 'Acute Back Pain, Weakness and Paralysis' (see Programme for further details) and will run from 6.30 pm to approximately 8.45 pm.

The Evening Medical Updates programme covers the ‘Top Medical Presentations’ and ‘Emergency Presentations’ as defined in the GIM training curriculum. We also have two non-clinical evening updates, to include topics such as medical ethics, law and career resilience in medicine. Topics are covered in monthly updates between September and June of each academic year.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 


12 December 2019

MRCS Revision Course - Essential Anatomy

Hands-on experience with cadaveric specimens. Taught by a faculty of experienced demonstrators. Key topics for both MRCS Part A and Part B.

Dissection Room, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus, London Bridge


14 December 2019

11 January 2020

12 January 2020

Ophthalmology Interview Course

Join us for the fourth run through to ST1 Ophthalmology Interview Course. Our 2-part course will help you prepare your application and excel in ST1 ophthalmology interviews.

Moorfields Eye Hospital, 162 City Road, London, EC1V 2PD


18 December 2020

Introduction to Quality Improvement Workshop

We would like to invite you to a one-day 'Introduction to Quality Improvement' workshop on Wednesday 18th December in the Teaching and Learning Centre at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. 

This is a great opportunity to improve your understanding of QI science as well as getting expert feedback on your own QI project.

There is a bursary of up to £500 for the best project / project plan on the day - great for motivation and for your CV. 

Faculty include national experts in QI. 

The course is aimed at trainees in any medical specialty but is also suitable for consultants, nurses and allied health professional with an interest in research or clinical governance and foundation doctors. 

Teaching and Learning Centre,
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
09:00 – 16:30
COST : £50

4 January 2020

Medical Interview Online Workshop

Learn the tips and tricks coached on expensive medical interview courses without breaking the bank! Our experienced faculty know what it takes to succeed at medical interviews and will guide you through the process.



5 January 2020

Core Surgical Interview - Mock Interview

Just like the real thing! Hone your technique with three stations inspired by the real interview. Run by successful Core Surgical trainees who have recently undergone the interview process!

Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus, King's College London, London


7 January 2020

Northern Emergency Medicine Conference 2020

We invite you to join us for a day of celebrating all things Emergency Medicine at this year’s Northern Emergency Medicine Conference 2020.

We welcome anyone with an interest in Emergency Medicine from students through to Consultants, allied health care professionals and our friends in other specialties.

Life Science Centre, Newcastle


10 January 2020

National Foundation Doctors Presentation Day 2020

All Foundation doctors and trainers are warmly invited to a day of presentations by F1 and F2 doctors.

Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa, Redcliff Hill, Bristol, BS1 6SQ


11 January 2020

Career in Urology

This is a great insight into what it's like to be a urologist - with talks from top consultants in each sub-specialty followed by skills stations in the afternoon. There is also a chance to submit audit/research for a chance to win a national poster prize.

Royal Sociaty of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London


Poster prize

11 January 2020

National Core Surgical Training Interview Preparation Course

This one day intensive interview course will provide delegates with knowledge on three stations encountered in the interview (Clinical;Management;Portfolio) through a series of lectures and mock interviews with personalised feedback. The high faculty-to-delegate ration will give delegates ample opportunity to engage in mock interviews and allow them to gain a greater understanding of the interview process.

Clinical Education Centre, Royal Stoke University Hospital



18 January 2020

Radiology Interview Preparation Course

Clinical radiology is an exciting, fast-paced and rewarding specialty, making it an excellent career choice. The application proces can at first seem intimidating, especially with its reputation of being competitive. Our interview preparation course will equip you with all the information and skills you need to succeed. We offer small group teaching allowing personalised training and feedback, mock interviews, a course handbook with previous questions and model answers and a Q&A session with last year's number one ranked candidate.

Whittington Education Centre, The Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, London, N19 5NF





Scottish ENT Audit Meeting

Abstract applications are welcomed for the forthcoming Scottish ENT Audit Video conference meeting on 23/1/2020 from 6-8 pm.

Medical Students, Foundation Doctors and Core
Trainees are particularly invited to present their audit

Prize for best presentation

Please submit an abstract (maximum 150 words) to

The closing date for abstract submission is Friday 6th December 2020

Video conference facilities will be in:
Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness


7 February 2020

Foundation Course in Clinical Radiology

Your essential starter pack for a flying career. A course for F1, F2, CT1 and CT2 doctors.

Royal College of Radiologists, London


28 February 2020

COPMeD Careers Conference 

Save the date! Speakers and workshops to be confirmed.

The Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR




Respiratory Medicine Symposium 

This symposium is aimed at general internal medical and respiratory specialists, GPs', Doctors in training, allied health care professionals and medical students.

In this symposium we discuss assessment and management of breathlessness, management and training standards in pleural disorders including mesothelioma, optimal care pathways in airway disorders and long term non invasive ventilation in COPD. We also aim to focus on preventive aspect of respiratory medicine such as smoking cessation and early diagnosis of lung cancer.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ


13 March 2020

Interactive Cardiology Conference 

Always a sell-out conference, this hugely popular cardiovascular educational event provides a unique learning experience delivered in an open, supportive, enjoyable and friendly atmosphere. 

Expert chairs and cardiology opinion leaders from across the UK and Europe will present a comprehensive clinically relevant review of the latest evidence,
which is shaping the rapidly changing landscape of cardiovascular medicine and the sub specialities.

Royal College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Glasgow


18-19 March 2020

Eating Disorders International Conference 2020

Beat and the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Faculty of Eating Disorders invite you to join world-renowned clinical specialists and experts by personal experience at the 2020 Eating Disorders International Conference.
Coming to Scotland for the first time, our biennial conference takes place on 18 & 19 March 2020. Join us to hear the latest in eating disorder research and explore how it can be used to improve policy and practice for people affected by eating disorders.

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


23 April 2020

Renal Medicine Symposium

This symposium should be of interest to general practitioners, hospital physicians, intensivists and nephrologists as the topics have been chosen to reflect the many systemic pathologies that may impact on the kidney.

We will hear about management of acute kidney injury from the perspective of the intensivist and learn about novel therapies for hepatorenal syndrome. There will be an update on recent trials in nephrotic syndrome and on exciting new developments in the treatment of amyloidosis. Our very distinguished keynote speaker will focus on the worldwide epidemic of interstitial nephritis, which will be of particular interest to our international attendees.

Nephrology has a proud history of using information technology and national registries to collate large databases. In the age of big data, we will discuss how complex datasets may be used to improve patient care and identify novel therapeutic targets.

It is almost 60 years since the first UK live donor transplant was performed in Edinburgh. We will explore ways to expand the programme to include higher risk recipients. Finally, we will seek the holy grail and learn how Edinburgh scientists are using stem cells to grow kidneys.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ  Details

7 May 2020

2020 Academic Foundation Programme Conference

We are pleased to announce the upcoming 2020 UKFPO Academic Foundation Programme Conference will be held 7th May 2020 at the University of Bristol. The conference will be trainee-centered and will be of interest to academically-minded medical students, Foundation trainees and any faculty or more senior colleagues who are involved with academic Foundation trainees.

Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1RJ


26-27 November 2020

Neural and social networks - psychotherapy in the 21st century



Various Dates

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh - Annual Programme of Education and Events

The programme lists events from September 2019 through to December 2020. The programme of Evening Medical Updates covers the ‘Top Medical Presentations’ and the ‘Top Emergency Presentations’ as defined in the GIM curriculum. Two non-clinical updates will also be held. Evening Medical Updates are free to attend, and are also live-linked to over 140 sites across the UK and overseas.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ


Education and Events Programme

Evening Medical Updates

Various Dates

Preparing to be a Trainer Course

This one-day course will provide foundation doctors and medical students with an overview of teaching, learning and feedback in the clinical environment.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ


Various Dates

Royal College Advanced Certificate in Clinical Education

A two-day course covering all essential trainer prerequisites and providing learning opportunities to suit the needs of all clinical trainers from first time teachers to experienced course managers.

Glasgow - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ

Leeds – Weetwood Hall Hotel Training and Conference Centre, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5PS

Details - Glasgow


Details - Leeds

Various Dates

Procedural Skills for Medical Trainees 

This course will help to develop practical skills and gain knowledge in common CMT and IMT procedures. Each skills station will provide hands-on experience and this year sees the introduction of an ascitic tap station.  There are separate courses available for West of Scotland, South-East Scotland and of all other areas. 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow


Various Dates

Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrlSP)

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow are delighted to introduce the CCrISP course this year and we are now accepting applications for upcoming dates in December 2019 and February 2020. 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow


Various Dates

Focus on Neurology for PACES Candidates

This half day course will help candidates prepare for the neurology station and potential neurology cases encountered in the MRCP(UK) PACES examination.  The course includes a mix of short lectures and practical exam stations.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ


Various Dates

Clinical Trainer Development Course: An Overview

This course will provide you with learning and teaching skills, communication, coaching and dealing with difficult students. With a focus on supporting the training and professional development of trainers specifically this course is designed for those holding a named trainer role in secondary care. It will also be useful for those new to educational supervision.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ


Various Dates

Foundation Skills in Surgery

This interactive course provides an introduction to the specific skills of early stages of surgery. It is suitable for foundation year doctors and final year medical students considering a career in surgery.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ


Various Dates

Basic Surgical Skills

Introducing surgical trainees to safe surgical practice within a controlled workshop environment, this course teaches, assesses and certifies the ability of trainers to use safe and sound surgical techniques that are common to all forms of surgery.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ


Various Dates

MRCS Part B OSCE Preparation Course

This accessible course prepares you for the MRCS Part B OSCE Exam. The course combines online, flexible and independent learning with classroom based scenarios. 

Golden Jubilee Research Institute, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, G81 4SA


Various Dates


The IMPACT course is a two-day course introducing the principles and practice of acute medical care and related knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ

Details and Registration Form

Various Dates

Principles of Casting for Orthopaedic Trainees Course

Taught by experienced clinicians and plaster technicians, this course will provide you with skills for upper and lower body casting.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ


Various Dates

Basic Orthopaedic Procedural Skills Course

By attending this course you will learn the principles of skin suturing, plastering, digital nerve blocks, joint aspiration, emergency fracture treatment and spinal immobilisation.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 – 242 St Vincent Street, G2 5RJ



International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Structured in conjunction with the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, the International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Team will offer students the chance to gain a fully recognised qualification, with post graduate diploma equivalence through Glasgow Caledonian University, whilst also having the opportunity to travel to challenging locations both in the UK and Morocco.





PG Certificate in Research Methods for Health

Delivered entirely online, utilising a range of engaging and innovative teaching and assessment methods, the PgCert in Research Methods for Health will provide you with the framework and methodological skills to design effective, rigorous, ethical and relevant healthcare research projects.

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Duty of Candour e-learning module

NHS Scotland in partnership with Care Inspectorate, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Scottish Government and Scottish Social Services Council have developed an e-learning module for relevant health and social care staff which will support organisations with implementation.

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The London Diploma in Geriatric Medicine Course

This July we are launching the first course in London designed to prepare candidates taking the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (DGM). The course is also suitable for those not taking the examination but wish to improve their skills in managing common problems in geriatrics and frailty syndromes; the course awards 12 CPD points. 

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Other items that may be of interest

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Are you considering a career as a Histopathologist?

The science of pathology is at the heart of every branch of medicine.  The doctors you meet in the surgery or hospital all depend on the knowledge, diagnostic skills and advice of some of the 4000 pathologists and 20,000 pathology scientists working in the UK.

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Considering a Career in Anaesthesia?

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is launching a new membership service for medical students and foundation year doctors.

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Become an Associate Member of the RCPsych for free

The RCPsych is offering free membership to students and foundation doctors that want to learn more about psychiatry as a career.

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Choose Psychiatry – it’s a discipline where you really get to know your patients

Working in Psychiatry has much to offer, and as many of our Consultants testify it is the one area where you really get to know your patients. With more Psychiatrists needed in the NHS it’s a perfect time to choose psychiatry as your career offering diversity, work-life balance and more opportunities than you might think.

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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh | The Internal Medicine Curriculum: What I need to know

In response to the Shape of Training report (2013) the early physicianly training programme is being changed from Core Medical Training to Internal Medicine Training. The applications for Internal Medicine training occurred in November 2018 and the first trainees will commence training within the programme in August 2019. The Trainees and Members’ Committee have been involved in the development of the curriculum since its inception. Presented by Dr Anna Olsson-Brown, Chair of the Trainees and Members’ Committee, this Evening Update has been recorded and gives a thorough overview of the Internal Medicine programme highlighting the changes compared to Core Medical Training, the progression points, and assessments.

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FuturePsych Magazine is the Royal College of Psychiatrists Magazine for medical students and foundation doctors.

FuturePsych Magazine is now accepting article submissions for the Winter 2020 edition.

Excellent opportunity to share medical school or foundation experience in psychiatry.

FuturePsych welcomes reflections, original poems or artwork, case studies, opinion pieces, reviews, elective reports and interviews with equal applaud.

Written articles should aim to be between 400-600 words.

Email questions or submissions to careers@rcpsych.ac.uk by 10th December 2019.

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