Leading medical college's Faculty of Dental Surgery Achieves Milestone Recognition

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14 Aug 2023

A leading medical college has achieved a landmark seal of approval from the General Dental Council (GDC).

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Faculty of Dental Surgery has been given official confirmation that it has met all GDC Standards for Examination Providers, as laid out in the Standards for Specialty Education.

The faculty received the glowing report following a lengthy process that has taken a number of years to achieve.

Professor Phil Taylor, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, which represents dentists across the UK and internationally, said:

The path to this accomplishment has been a long and rigorous one, showing consistent excellence across all spheres of the education and assessment sustained over many years involving dedicated efforts from the entire RCSEd team.

In particular I’d like to highlight the significant contribution of Professor Liz Davenport, who collaborated closely with myself and the RCSEd Examinations team, ensuring excellence throughout the entire journey.

We are immensely proud of this recognition from the General Dental Council, which validates our tireless efforts in maintaining quality and integrity in dental education.

RCSEd now examines around 1800 candidates each year, and runs over 45 examination diets, so the number of Dental Fellows, Members and Associates continues to grow.

The College is continuing to develop the Quality Assurance processes used, particularly the examiner training packages, results management software and feedback processes, making processes better for both candidates and examiners.

To find out more about the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Faculty of Dental Surgery, go to https://www.rcsed.ac.uk/faculties/faculty-of-dental-surgery.  


About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

RCSEd was first incorporated as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, and is the oldest surgical corporation in the world with memberships approaching 25,000 professionals in over 100 countries worldwide. The College promotes the highest standards of surgical and dental practice through its interest in education, training and examinations, its liaison with external medical bodies and representation of the modern surgical and dental workforce. It is also home to the UK’s only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, open to all those with an interest in surgical training regardless of College affiliation. Find RCSEd on Twitter www.twitter.com/RCSEd and on Facebook www.facebook.com/rcsed

The College is based at Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW and can be reached on (0)131 527 1600 or mail@rcsed.ac.uk. In March 2014, a new base opened in Birmingham, catering to the 80% of the College’s UK membership who are based in England and Wales.

For all media enquiries please contact the Communications Team on +447467 485145 or email comms@rcsed.ac.uk 


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