If you possess MRCP(UK) or MRCPCH, you can join as a Collegiate Member.

Benefits include:

Keeping your knowledge up to date

  • Free and discounted access to our programme of specialty and general medical education, including Symposia, Evening Medical Updates, International Medical Updates and Courses
  • Discounted access to our non-clinical Courses, including Clinical Research and Systematic Review
  • Free attendance at our Medical Trainees’ Conference
  • Access to hundreds of hours of clinical and non-clinical content and resources through our Education Portal, a virtual learning environment which provides a rich programme of online continuing medical education – new material is added each month
  • Free quarterly digital access to The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Developing your career

  • Access the UK CPD for Physicians scheme (value £160)
  • Pay your JRCPTB training fees in annual instalments alongside your membership subscription
  • International peer recognition through the use of ‘MRCPE’ post-nominals
  • Join Enhance: Mentoring for Medics, our fully funded mentoring programme
  • Network with and learn from like-minded colleagues through attending events
  • Regular medical and training news updates
  • Access resources created by our Recently Appointed Consultants’ Committee to support your transition to becoming a consultant
  • Eligible to ‘self-nominate’ for Fellowship when you have held MRCP(UK) or MRCP Edin for at least 4 years

Making your life easier

  • Discounted rates for hiring the College facilities in central Edinburgh including our meeting rooms and accommodation 
  • Discounted rates if you’re working less than full-time (LTFT) (25%) or on maternity leave (50%)
  • Receive exclusive offers on a range of goods and services through our Lifestyle Rewards
  • Membership referral scheme – receive £25 when you refer a colleague
  • Use the College’s facilities including free WiFi
  • Collegiate Members of 4 years’ standing who are elected to Fellowship are eligible for a 50% discount on their first year’s Fellowship subscription and a 25% discount on their second year’s subscription

Representing your voice

  • Representation by the Trainees & Members’ Committee – one of the most active trainee groups in the UK
  • Contribute to consultations on a range of health policy and clinical matters
  • Voice and influence via Federation, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and MRCP(UK)
  • Representation through the College with UK Government, Scottish Government, NICE, NHS and other organisations, with the opportunity to contribute to surveys and policy papers on topical issues
  • Regular Presidential Overseas Visits, allowing us to hear what matters to you

Sharing our heritage

  • Access our Library services at the College or online
  • Borrow items from our modern collections
  • Free entry to history of medicine talks and tours organised by our Heritage Team

Becoming involved in your College

  • UK Members can stand for election to the Trainees & Members’ Committee
  • Represent the College in internal and external discussions, including meetings with national policy makers and giving evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee
  • Contribute to the development of our education programme including Evening Medical Updates and Symposia, through our Trainees & Members’ Committee
  • Host local and international sites for webstreaming our Symposia and Evening Medical Updates
  • Join the Recently Appointed Consultants’ Committee if you’re a Consultant in the UK

How to apply for Collegiate Membership 

Online applicationthe Membership Department will check and process your application as soon as possible. Please allow a few days for this. When the checks have been carried out, you will be sent an email with instructions for activating your website account and securely paying your joining fee by card or paying by telephone.

How to re-join as a Collegiate Member

We welcome former Collegiate Members who wish to re-join the College. However, please note that the ‘joining fee’ is only applicable to new Collegiate Members. Members who have already benefited from similar introductory rates will be classed as standard members when re-joining. 

Online application to re-join  - Please complete the online re-join application form - the Membership Department will check and process your application as soon as possible. Please allow a few days for this. When the checks have been carried out, you will be sent an email giving you information on how to securely pay the standard subscription online or pay by telephone.

Did you know?

  • Reduced rates are offered to new joiners
  • Collegiate Member subscription fees are tax deductible