Welcome to the website of the Royal Medical Society.

The society is run by medical students for medical students at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland


The Royal Medical Society (RMS) was founded in 1737 with the aim of furthering the medical education of its members and building a community amongst medical students. Today, the RMS carries this tradition into modern medicine through hosting regular academic talks, student-led tutorials and social events throughout the year.

Our premises are located in the Student Centre at Potterrow, Bristo Square and house our offices, lounge, computer room, medical library, clinical skills resource room, lecture theatre and kitchen. Members can access these amenities 24 hours a day mid-week and from 8am to midnight at weekends. Rooms access for those with additional accessibility requirements can be arranged on request.

We also facilitate the activities of a broad range of student medical societies and charitable organisations, as well as providing medical education through peer-to-peer teaching opportunities and a range of online exam revision resources. The Society has a long history of offering funding for members who wish to undertake research or medical placements at home or abroad. Calls for applications are made periodically throughout the year.

Founded over 280 years ago and remaining the only student society to have been awarded a royal charter for its work, the RMS has a rich and interesting past. Members have included Charles Darwin, Sir Joseph Lister and Sir James Young Simpson. Further information on our history can be found here and contributions of famous alumni here.


Membership includes:
– 24/7 keycard access to the RMS buildings, including our lounge, library, computer lab, clinical skills room and kitchen (Our buildings are right in the central of the campus!)
– Exclusive exam revision tutorials and clinical skills sessions
– Revision guides covering the core teaching of Years 1 and 2
– Access to our practice exam question bank
– Opportunity to apply for Travel and Study funding towards electives and overseas projects
– Discounts on various RMS events (such as the Presidentsʼ Dinner, Conference and Burns Night)
– Teaching and presentation opportunities

Basically, a whole lot of benefits for less than £20/year!


The 2019-20 syllabus can be seen below:

Event highlights throughout the year include our Welcome Week for incoming students, the Inaugural Address, the Presidents’ Annual Dinner, the traditional Burns Supper, pub quizzes, exam revision and clinical skills tutorials and many fascinating talks by leading doctors from across the country.


Check out what we’ve been up to:

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The Royal Medical Society (RMS) is an educational society run by medical students for medical students studying at the University of Edinburgh.

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4 days 7 hours ago

Ceilidh time 💃 Check out the rest of the photos on the Annual Dinner fb event ⚜️ @ The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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Royal Medical Society

4 days 7 hours ago

Dinner and speeches 🍽 Check out the rest of the photos on the Annual Dinner fb event ⚜️ @ The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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Royal Medical Society

4 days 7 hours ago

Drinks reception 🥂 Check out the rest of the photos on the Annual Dinner fb event ⚜️ @ The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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4 days 10 hours ago

Royal Medical Society added 166 new photos — with Simran Piya and 11 others.

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5 days 5 hours ago

Heather, RMS House Convener and President of WellMed among her many positions, has written a piece for the medical school reflecting on her own experience with mental health. With us being halfway through Wellbeing Week, give her piece a read and take time to look after yourselves too <3

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5 days 13 hours ago

*Computers*
If you are unable to log in to the RMS computers please message the page with your membership number so we can fix this

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6 days 8 hours ago

**RMS Computers**
We just updated the computers with names and membership numbers of 283rd Session so new members should now be able to log in using the instructions given in the Information Sheet when you joined!

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Royal Medical Society

1 week 11 hours ago

Our Museum and House Conveners have been hard at work putting together RMS Heritage pages on Facebook and Instagram, sharing our history, book recommendations and more! Check out their pages and their first #MuseumMonday 🕵️‍♂️

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1 week 6 days ago

EXAM REVISION TUTORS NEEDED!
We are now recruiting tutors for our exam revision tutorials in November/December! You will receive a certificate of teaching for volunteering and will also be eligible for more Travel and Study funding for electives.
Please refer to the linked spreadsheet to see which topics are unallocated.
If you're interested in tutoring, please check your availability for the day and email tutorials@royalmedical.co.uk. Tutor topics will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S-4C41vEnOD1pTqmqqsUMGvfWWfaeemQI6AK22EqxrU/edit?usp=sharing

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2 weeks 3 days ago

***REMINDER: RMS ROOMS CLOSED THIS WEEKEND (FRI AFTER 5 PM - MONDAY 10 AM)***