What we offer

Welcome to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. We are here to support you at every stage of your career. We do this through our various CPD approved education workshops, symposia, our surgical membership and specialty exams and a wide range of services and benefits.

Why not get involved and help influence healthcare policy and practice - interested? Take a look at our current opportunities and get in touch.


Education, Training and CPD

We provide a comprehensive programme of surgical education which both helps to train young surgeons and enhances the knowledge and skills of established surgeons. At the outset of a surgical career there are key technical skills to master, which we teach through didactic courses. We also offer courses to assist with postgraduate exam preparation. As careers develop specialist knowledge is enhanced through symposia and courses across the surgical disciplines.

Mr Mike McKirdy
Vice President (Surgical)
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Examinations
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Membership Benefits
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Influencing Healtcare
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  • Cone Beam CT Course - Level 2B Certification

    This course will give dental clinicians an introduction and overview of CBCT in order to comply with current guidelines.

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  • MRCS Part B Preparation Course

    This 2 day course prepares you for the MRCS OSCE Part B Exam. ... online, flexible and independent learning with classroom based scenarios and preparation.

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  • Basic Surgical Skills Course

    This course is for trainees anticipating a career in Surgery and preparing for basic surgical examinations.

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  • Developing the Clinical Trainer - teaching skills for early stage trainees

    This one-day course provides early stage trainees with an overview of teaching, learning and feedback in the clinical environment.

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  • Core Endoscopic Urology and Peno-Scrotal Surgery (Cadaveric Course)

    Suitable for new entrants to Urology (CT1/2 - ST3) this one day course will offer an introduction to common core urological procedures.

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  • Making Life Work Better

    ’Making Life Work Better’ aims to be an impactful and entertaining one day conference, which addresses areas where we can all make a difference to our own health and wellbeing in the workplace, and that of our colleagues.

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  • Critical Care Update - Cardiology

    This evening tutorial series, run in partnership with the West of Scotland Intensive Care Society, follows the Fellowship of the Faculty of Intensive Care curriculum offering themed nights covering all the major areas of Intensive Care Medicine.

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  • Emergency Urological Surgery (Cadaver Course)

    Aimed at middle years and senior trainees (ST4 to 7), this one day course will offer hands on experience and the opportunity to perform essential open urological emergency procedures using fresh cadaveric material.

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  • Tilney Pensions Seminar

    Pension Seminar for Doctors

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  • Practical Advice for New Consultants

    This informal day guides newly appointed consultants, or those who are about to be appointed, through the major issues they will encounter in the first years following appointment.

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  • Performance support for doctors in training

    Focusing on managing doctors in difficulty and difficult doctors

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  • Endoscopic Ear Surgery Cadaver Course

    Endoscopic Ear Surgery Cadaver Course

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  • Emergency Head and Neck Surgery Cadaver Course

    The course gives hands-on refresher training for consultants and senior trainees in ENT emergencies that occur in areas outside their sub-specialty using fresh frozen cadavers.

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  • Principles of Casting for Orthopaedic Trainees

    A one day course covering upper and lower body casting techniques.

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  • Nasal Tip Rhinoplasty Cadaveric Course (Aesthetic Surgery of the Nasal Tip)

    The first of its kind in the UK, the course will focus on surgical techniques in the management of nasal tip deformities.

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  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery Cadaveric Training Day

    This course is suitable for all surgical trainees with an interest in Breast Surgery. Tutors are all experienced Consultant Surgeons with 4:1 participant/faculty ratio.

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  • Cauda Equina Tips and Tricks (Cadaveric Course)

    Aimed at higher and early years neurosurgical trainees, this course provides great opportunity to pair higher surgical trainees with early years so that the former can teach the later.

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  • Mentorship Course

    Our Mentorship Programme is a membership benefit, matching members who are seeking mentoring as their careers develop, perhaps when changing roles, with established, trained College mentors.

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  • Basic Laparoscopic Skills

    This one day course is aimed at junior doctors around the level of core trainee 1 with an interest in general surgery, paediatric surgery, urology and gynaecology.

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  • Surgical Skills for the Emergency Department Resuscitation Room

    An innovative practical training course on the surgical techniques that can save lives when waiting for assistance is not an option.

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  • NHS Scotland Global Citizenship Conference 2019: Developing Sustainable Global Health Partnerships

    Global citizenship is our national core value. Staff from across all staff groups in NHS Scotland already make a significant personal and professional contribution to global health in low and middle income countries. This valuable work not only helps to reduce common challenges such as disease epidemics but provides mutual learning opportunities bringing proven benefits for our NHS staff and healthcare system.

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  • Human Factors Conference

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  • Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP)

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  • Advanced Surgery Cadaver Skills in GI Surgery (ASiCS) Course

    This 2 day cadaver course provides intense hands-on practical training in upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery for surgical trainees.

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  • The Clinical Learning Environment

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  • Training the Clinical Trainer

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  • Royal College Advanced Certificate in Clinical Education

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