Internal Medicine Online

Closing Date for 2015/2016 applications

Posted by: Emma O'riordan on: June 19, 2015

Just a reminder that applications for the 2015/2016 session are open with a closing date of Monday 24th August 2015. You can find out more about applying at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/clinical-sciences/internal-medicine/applying. 

Interested in Online Distance Learning?

Posted by: Emma O'riordan on: April 17, 2015

Are you thinking of applying to the Internal Medicine course? Not sure what studying online involves? The University of Edinburgh is holding an Open Day on the 29th April. You can register at http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/online-distance-learning/online-open-day/timetable. You will be able to find out what the University is like, what you can expect, what we expect of you and much more!

New Article in The Lancet from our very own Prof!

Posted by: Emma O'riordan on: February 23, 2015

Interested in Prescribing? Our very own Professor Maxwell has a new article in The Lancet entitled “Prescribing safety: ensuring that new graduates are prepared”. The abstract is as follows:

Prescribing drugs is central to the work of trainee doctors. Newly graduated doctors write a large proportion of hospital prescriptions (medication orders) and the task has high stakes for all concerned. For patients, drugs are a major factor affecting present and future health outcomes. For doctors and hospitals, prescribing represents an important source of clinical risk and cost, and is arguably one of the most complex intellectual challenges new graduates face. Prescribers have to select the correct drug, dose, and route and frequency of administration, sometimes in the face of diagnostic uncertainty, while taking into account predicted individual variability in drug handling and response as a result of comorbidity, genetics, and interacting drugs.1 In view of the different wishes of individual patients and the uncertain outcome of any prescription, the doctor needs to counsel the patient and plan an appropriate strategy for monitoring and follow-up to obtain evidence of benefit and harms.

As well as being Course Director for the MSc Internal Medicine, Prof. Maxwell has been medical director of the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA) since 2010 and is a former clinical vice-president of the British Pharmacological Society.

You can read more at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(14)62339-4

Thinking of applying for 2015/2016?

Posted by: Emma O'riordan on: February 20, 2015

The deadline for applications for the 2015/2016 session is 6 months today, but if you are hoping to apply for a Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh bursary then you’ll need to be quick! Applications for the bursary close on the 30th June 2015 but can only be considered if you have already been accepted onto the MSc Internal Medicine course. Applications can take a while to process through the University, so don’t leave it too long if you are thinking of joining the course. You can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions on this blog by choosing the ‘FAQ’ tab at the top.

Applications for RCPE Scholarships now open!

Posted by: Emma O'riordan on: February 9, 2015

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We know that Postgraduate study can be expensive but our partners the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh do have some money available each year and the latest round of funding has just been released. If you havealready been accepted on the MSc Internal Medicine course to start in September 2015 or are you an existing student on our course then you may be eligible to apply.

To be considered eligible, applicants must:

  • Be self-funding (support from friends and relatives is acceptable)
  • Be a resident citizen in a qualifying country
  • For the full and 75% scholarships – not have studied in a developed country previously (though applicants who have are welcome to apply for the 50% scholarships)
  • Have been accepted onto the MSc

The deadline for scholarship applications for 2015 entry is 30 June 2015. Decisions are made in the first 2 weeks of July and communicated to applicants by the end of July.

Visit https://www.rcpe.ac.uk/education-support/rcpe-uk-and-international-scholarships to find out more.

February 2015: Dr Colin Barrie nominated in the EUSA Teaching Awards!

Posted by: Emma O'riordan on: February 2, 2015

Teaching Award Letters - made Dr Barrie very happy!

Teaching Award Letters – made Dr Barrie very happy!

Dr Colin Barrie, Course Organiser for the MSc Internal Medicine, has been nominated in the EUSA Teaching Awards! The nomination means that our students value his good teaching and support for students learning experiences. The final shortlist has not yet been announced but Dr Barrie can now wear his Teaching Award badge with pride! The awards are still open at https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/getinvolved/campaigns/teachingawards/ if any of our students haven’t yet voted and now feel inspired!

Happy New Year!

Posted by: Emma O'riordan on: January 5, 2015

The MSc Internal Medicine team would like to wish all of our current and prospective students a happy and prosperous 2015!

Hogmanay fireworks over Edinburgh Castle, 2015 (kim traynor) / CC BY-SA 2.0

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Merry Christmas to all

Posted by: Emma O'riordan on: December 19, 2014

The University will be closed over the Festive period, so the MSc Internal Medicine team would like to take this opportunity to wish all the readers of our blog a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hogmanay! Normal service will resume on the 5th January 2015.

Edinburgh at Christmas

Edinburgh at Christmas, taken by our Programme Administrator 

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New Page: Frequently Asked Questions on joining the course

Posted by: Emma O'riordan on: November 27, 2014

We have added a new page to this blog which we hope will answer some of the commonest questions we receive from potential applicants. It can be found in the top menu bar or by following this link here. If you have a question that isn’t listed, please email us.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh welcome our new cohort

Posted by: Emma O'riordan on: November 14, 2014

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Our partners on the course, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, recently sent out their newsletter and the Presidents Message had a lovely mention for our course! You can see it here:

“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new intake of students to the MSc in Internal Medicine delivered by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the College. This is an innovative academic opportunity designed to recognise and promote excellence with a clinical curriculum that complements and builds upon the syllabus for MRCP (UK). There are currently students from 35 different countries, including Afghanistan; Botswana; Jamaica; New Zealand; Singapore and Uganda. The College offers a scholarship scheme which reopens for 2015 entry in January 2015.”

So, if you are thinking applying for the course next year, keep an eye out on those scholarships!

A big 2014/2015 welcome to all our new students

Posted by: Emma O'riordan on: September 8, 2014

It’s Freshers Week! We have a record intake of 73 First Years as well as 37 Second Years and 33 Dissertation year students. Since our online students can’t be with us in person, here is a little taste of Edinburgh for you. The video was created by last years Freshers Students in the School.

The MSc Team have moved!

Posted by: Emma O'riordan on: August 29, 2014

The MSc Internal Medicine team moved office today and we now have a great view over Edinburgh! I know that the rain is hiding most of it just now, but you can see Edinburgh Castle on the right and Arthurs Seat on the left in this photo. Aren’t we lucky!

The new (rainy) view from the office, but just wait until we get some sunshine!

The new (rainy) view from the office, but just wait until we get some sunshine!

Welcome

Internal Medicine Online is the home page of the MSc Internal Medicine at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK). The course is delivered by The University of Edinburgh, in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh This blog is for current students and those wishing to apply in the future.

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