Welcome to the website of the Royal Medical Society. The society is run by medical students for medical students at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.


Welcome Week

The RMS has a number of events lined up for new freshers starting in September. Our action-packed welcome week includes our medics sports and societies fair, the entertaining Freshers’ Address by Dr. Paul Mills and, of course, the infamous White Coat Pub Crawl!

Welcome Week

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The society hosts a number of lectures, tutorials and social events throughout the year. Our premises are located in Potterrow in Bristo Square and contain our computer room, library, clinical skills room, lecture room and lounge. Members have 24 hour access to the facilities mid-week and access from 8am to midnight at the weekends.

Event highlights throughout the year include our welcome week for incoming students, the inaugural address, the Presidents’ ball, Burns supper, academic tutorials and many fascinating talks by leading doctors from across the country. The society also offers funding for members who wish to undertake research or medical placements at home or abroad. Calls for applications are made periodically throughout the year.

New members are always welcome. You can sign up online or call in to the office in Potterrow during office hours.

During welcome week, you can sign up at the medical societies fairs in the RMS rooms and in Chancellor’s Building.