This new two year part-time Masters programme in Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, taught entirely online, is offered by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh, and leads to the degree of Master of Surgery (ChM).
Based on the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum, the programme provides advanced training for surgeons preparing for the intercollegiate fellowship examination and approaching independent surgical practice.
The ChM provides advanced training for surgeons preparing for the intercollegiate fellowship examination and approaching consultancy.
On completion of this programme students will be able to:
- demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their chosen surgical subspecialty, and be able to apply this knowledge to the systematic assessment and management of surgical patients in the elective, urgent and emergency clinical setting
- recognise the leadership contribution and responsibilities of the surgeon in the multidisciplinary management of complex surgical disease
- critically reflect upon day-to-day surgical practice in the context of recent advances, and engage in critical dialogue with peers and experts in other specialties
- apply the general principles of clinical study design, ethics, and statistics to critically evaluate the scientific literature in surgical research, and make informed judgments on new and emerging issues in surgery
- exercise a high level of autonomy and initiative in professional activities at a level of independent surgical practice
The programme runs on a semester basis over 2-4 years and involves approximately 10-15 hours of study each week, in a flexible modular manner.
The programme is delivered using a purpose-built learning environment that supports a variety of learning styles, and allows students flexibility in their study patterns.
Courses within the programme are also offered as Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent) recognised by the General Medical Council, and must have acquired MRCS (or equivalent assessment milestone).
UK applicants must be an Advanced Trainee in General or Vascular Surgery (UK ST 3/4) and be based in a supervised surgical training programme at the time of enrolling.
Applicants from outside the UK must have completed a minimum of 2 years of core training in the surgical specialties and 2 years of specialty training in Vascular Surgery before enrolling.
We may also consider your application if you undertook another training programme or are a vascular surgeon who already holds FRCS status (or equivalent); please contact us to check before you apply.
Please visit our programme website for the most up to date fees.