Creating the best clinical learning environment for our students

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 summer 2023. Applications for July to December are now open. For medical elective related enquiries, please contact us at:



Updates for MBChB Clinical Placements and Teaching 2020/21

A talk from Dr James Tiernan, Clinical Placement Organiser, delivered at the Trainee Management Forum, July 2020 with updated version for 2022 in documents.

Undergraduate Leads

Dr Katy Letham
Undergraduate Lead, RIE
Emergency Medicine Consultant
Dr Alison Stillie
Undergraduate Lead, WGH
Consultant, Oncology
Miss Emily Baird
Undergraduate Lead, RHCYP/DCN
Orthopaedic Consultant
Dr Lexi Pittock
Undergraduate Lead REH
Radzi Noh
Diabetes and Endocrinology Consultant