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Undergraduate teaching in Lothian

Welcome to NHS Lothian!

Medical Education Directorate is key to the quality assurance and governance of the teaching and training that undergraduate medical students receive in NHS Lothian. This webpage highlights key resources at different sites across NHS Lothian.

Medical school students from all over the world can undertake elective attachments at Edinburgh Medical School teaching hospitals. Visiting medical electives will recommence from January 2024 as applications for this year have closed. For medical elective related enquiries, please contact us at:


Undergraduate Leads

Dr Katy Letham
Undergraduate Lead (RIE)
Emergency Medicine Consultant
Dr Alexandra Pittock
Undergraduate Lead REH
Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Radzi Noh
Undergraduate Lead SJH
Diabetes and Endocrinology Consultant
Dr Alison Stillie
Undergraduate Lead, WGH
Consultant, Clinical Oncology
Dr Sarah Alexander
Undergraduate Lead RHCYP
Paediatric Doctor