Awards And Medals

King James IV Professorship

King James IV of Scotland, who confirmed this College's Seal of Cause on the 13th October 1506, had an interest in all matters scientific, including medicine and surgery, and was particularly proud of his skill as a dental surgeon, adopting the somewhat unusual practise of paying patients on whom he operated.

To mark the Millennium, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, with the Faculty of Dental Surgery, proposed the establishment of lectureships to be awarded annually by the College in open competition to practitioners of surgery or dental surgery who have made a significant contribution to the clinical and/or scientific basis of surgery. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II gave permission for the College to use the title King James IV Professorship.

Up to five Professorships may be awarded annually - two to Dental Fellows and three to Surgical Fellows of the College. The courtesy title of Professor will be accorded to King James IV Lecturers for the duration of the College year in which their lecture is delivered.

Closing date for applications: To be confirmed in 2015

Past recipients of the James IV Professorship.

 


The Syme Medal

James Syme (1799-1870) was a leading surgeon of his day and an enthusiastic teacher and surgical innovator. He was also the mentor of Joseph Lister. The Syme Medal is a prestigious mark of excellence awarded by the College to a Fellow or Member of the College in good standing, on the basis of a recently submitted thesis (MD or PhD), or published body of research, or educational development. Research should have been published in high quality peer reviewed journals. Consideration will be given to the impact of the work on future research or clinical practice. The Medal is to be awarded to surgeons in training or recently appointed consultants and is distinct from the King James IV Professorship.

Closing date for applications: To be confirmed in 2015

For further information contact Cathy McCartney: c.mccartney@rcsed.ac.uk or +44 131 527 1618


Sushruta-Guha Lectureship in Plastic Surgery and Wound Healing

The College, through the generous philanthropy of Dr Somes Guha, established in 2011 the Sushruta-Guha Lectureship in Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery.  This lectureship marks the contribution of Sushruta, the father of Indian Surgery, to worldwide surgical practice.

The College, in partnership with the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, (BAPRAS) identify an appropriate individual to be awarded the Sushruta-Guha Lectureship in Plastic Surgery and Wound Healing who presents the Sushruta-Guha Lecture.

Dr Gary C. Burget, M.D presented the Sushruta-Guha Lecture in Edinburgh, in July 2014.

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