Affiliation with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is a sensible step for any student, foundation doctor or trainee with an interest in surgery. It signals your intention to follow a career in surgery, and will give you access to a range of opportunities that you might otherwise miss out on.
As well as being a valuable addition to your CV, affiliating to the Student, Foundation Doctors' or Pre-MRCS Network gives you access to a wide range of benefits.
Benefits of the Affiliate Network include:
- Discounted fees on relevant courses and events.
- Access to bursaries and grants.
- College rcsed.net email address and mailbox to use throughout your surgical career.
- Access to exclusive educational resources including webinars, reports, posters, videos of lectures and much more.
- Acland Anatomy - a versatile educational resource, valuable to those at all career stages, but of particular benefit to Affiliates studying for the MRCS examination, especially those with restricted access to anatomy specimens.
- Access to networking events with College Office Bearers and senior surgeons in your area.
- Career advice and professional support from your local Regional Surgical Adviser.
- Certificate of Affiliation for your portfolio.
- Quarterly copies of the College's award-winning publication Surgeons' News to which you can contribute.
- Regular e-newsletters.
- Easy access to booking courses and examinations through the College website.
- Personal library services using our well-resourced medical and surgical library, with the latest in texts, journals and electronic resources.
- Online discounts for medical publishers including Oxford University Press, Wiley-Blackwell, Quintessence Publishing and Elsevier.
- Discounted accommodation at the College's Ten Hill Place Hotel.
- Discounted rates on meetings, events and celebrations at the College's venues.
Annual fee for joining the RCSEd Affiliate Network:
- Student Affiliate Network membership - £15
- Foundation Doctors' Affiliate Network membership - £25
- Pre-MRCS Affiliate Network membership - £50
We are currently upgrading our online application system. In the meantime please phone the Outreach Team on 0131 527 1600 to progress your application.