Upcoming courses

A wide number of courses are run from St Mark's varying from one day to four weeks in length.

Colorectal Cancer and the Host

The aim of this meeting is to create a more complete picture of the host-cancer interaction and how it may be used to change the therapeutic landscape. Colorectal Surgeons, Oncologists, Clinical Scientists and Researchers will benefit from the meeting.

Study with us

Study at the world’s only specialist bowel hospital situated just half an hour from central London; one of the most diverse and exciting cities in the world.

Two students in a lab at St Mark's.

Life at St Mark’s

St Mark’s Hospital was one of the world's first specialist hospitals and has made a significant contribution towards the understanding of intestinal and colorectal diseases.

A consultant and student at St Mark's Hospital.

Honorary Clinical Assistants

Postgraduates looking for a more hands-on experience at St Mark’s Hospital can apply for the post of honorary clinical assistant in either surgery or medicine.

A close-up view of a hand holding a slide underneath a microscope.

Honorary Research Assistants

Postgraduates wishing to completely focus on research may apply for the post of Honorary Research Assistant in surgery or medicine.

A group of students in a lecture.


We offer observerships of varying length which provide clinicians with the opportunity to observe the work of St Mark’s Hospital in a limited capacity.

A group of smiling postgraduate students.


St Mark’s Academic Institute has run highly prestigious teaching terms for intestinal and colorectal surgeons for many years.

The programme organised by the Academic Institute ensures that we continue to flourish as a leading centre of excellence for the treatment of intestinal and colorectal disorders.

Prof M M Edwards, St Mark's Hospital
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