Fellowship is awarded to consultants or equivalent. It recognises clinical achievement, confers international peer recognition and presents enhanced professional opportunities to contribute to standard-setting and our policy influencing activities.

Benefits include:

Keeping your knowledge up to date

Developing your career

  • Use the internationally recognised ‘FRCP Edin’ post-nominals
  • Professional support for undergoing the UK system of revalidation
  • Access to the UK CPD for Physicians scheme (value £160)
  • Join Enhance: Mentoring for Medics, our fully funded mentoring programme and support the next generation of physicians
  • 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
  • Attend our popular free New Fellows’ ceremonies and dinners

Making your life easier

  • Fellowship voucher, entitling you to attend a second symposium for free within a 12 month period (save up to £139)
  • 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
  • Use RCP London accommodation at competitive rates

Representing your voice

  • Contribute to consultations on a range of health policy and clinical matters
  • Representation by our Recently Appointed Consultants’ Committee
  • Regular Presidential Overseas Visits, allowing us to hear what matters to you
  • Voice and influence via Federation, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and MRCP(UK)
  • Influence the College and wider external policy
  • 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

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

  • Represent the College regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Contribute to the development of our education programme
  • Join the Recently Appointed Consultants’ Committee if you’re a Consultant in the UK
  • Nominate suitable colleagues for Fellowship
  • Opportunities for Fellows who wish to develop their careers and CVs by becoming MRCP(UK) examiners
  • Host local and international sites for webstreaming our Symposia and Evening Medical Updates
  • Eligibility to stand, nominate and vote in elections of President, Vice Presidents and Council
  • Eligibility to apply for a range of Office Bearer positions
  • Eligibility to apply to become an RCPE Regional Adviser in the UK or overseas 

How to receive College Fellowship

The minimum criterion is that of having held a substantive consultant position (or equivalent) for 11 months. Fellowship is by nomination.

If you believe you meet the criteria for Fellowship and would be interested in discussing nomination please contact Avril Harries or call 0044 (0)131 247 3650

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