Providing the right environment for learning

Undergraduate teaching at RHCYP/DCN

Emily Baird is the Undergraduate Lead for the RHCYP/DCN Site.


Dr Mary-Louise Montague
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Valerie Rae
Medical Education Fellow
Paediatrics RHCYP/DCN
Jane McCrindle
Local Education Coordinator RHCYP/DCN
Emeline Hoste
Administrative Assistant RHCYP/DCN
Dr Sarah Alexander
Undergraduate Lead RHCYP
Paediatric Doctor

Introduction to RHCYP and DCN for Undergraduate students

For all of you who are Medical Students, this video is for you! Miss Emily Baird (former UG Lead) welcomes you to your attachments in RHCYP and DCN.


Emily's Bio

Emily has been a Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultant at The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh since 2015. She trained in both the South-East and West of Scotland, and underwent Fellowship training in Edinburgh and Toronto, Canada. During her training she was involved in the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association, culminating in Presidency.

Children’s orthopaedic surgery brings huge variety but as well as enjoying the generality of the specialty, Emily has a particular interest in trauma, and conditions of the immature hip and foot, and how children with developmental dysplasia of the hip and congenital talipes equinovarus are looked after by the MDT.

Emily is an Educational Supervisor and Clinical Supervisor to a range of Doctors in Training, leads the Educational Programme for T&O in SE Scotland and is an Examiner for FRCS. She is the Undergraduate Lead for the hospital and is keen to widen access to medicine as a career, and support students choosing to specialise in surgery though mentorship, and diversity and inclusion projects.

Alongside the technical challenges of surgery, Emily has always been interested in how we teach and apply non-technical skills, and has been a NOTSS Faculty member since 2020 and a Tutor on the Edinburgh Surgery Online’s Human Factors and Patient Safety MSc since 2021.

Emily stays in Edinburgh with her husband and two young boys.