The College is here to support you throughout your career to enable you to deliver the highest standards of healthcare to patients.

Our strategy

The College is a progressive organisation committed to being the voice of our Fellows and Members, setting professional standards, influencing health policy, and promoting equality and human rights. Our strategy, Towards 2025 Together sets out our ambitious plan for the next five years.

Our purpose is to enable a worldwide community of physicians and their teams to advance the health of our global population and planet for the long-term benefit of society.

Our mission is to promote and improve the quality of health and patient care worldwide. We will do this by improving accessibility to the profession, developing collaborative partnerships, encouraging innovation and delivering outstanding education, training, quality improvement, and assessment opportunities.

Our vision is to be the College of Choice for physicians and related specialties internationally.

In order to achieve this, the College’s aims over the next five years are to:

  • Be the voice of physicians, shaping and influencing healthcare policy around the world
  • Build an inclusive and collaborative global community that supports physicians across all stages of their careers, furthering our network of Fellows and Members
  • Deliver lifelong learning for a sustainable health system using our expertise, heritage, and cutting-edge technology to benefit physicians
  • Create a world-class infrastructure that underpins everything we do

The College is here to represent the profession and be your collective voice.  We hope you will join us on our journey.

Our role

We help qualified doctors to pursue their careers in specialist (internal) medicine through medical examinations, education and training. We also provide resources and information to support and facilitate professional development for physicians throughout their careers.

The College helps to develop standards of medical care and training, and influences health policy. We ensure that the views and practical clinical experiences of our membership are taken into account by health policymakers throughout the UK.

Our reach

We have a strong UK and international presence with over 13,000 Fellows and Members in over 100 countries, covering 54 medical specialties and interests.

The College is governed by a Council, College Laws, Royal Charter and specific committees.

Publications & Reports

We produce a number of regular publications including -