As an independent membership organisation, RCP is committed to supporting physicians through every stage of their career. We've developed a range of benefits and services to help you through training, education, and your professional development.

Please note benefits will vary according to membership type.

We are always looking at how we can improve your membership benefits. If you have any feedback or suggestions about the membership schemes and benefits please contact the membership department.

 


Professional development support

 

Member benefits and services Medical student member Foundation doctor member Associate member Collegiate/ affiliate member Fellow Retired (paying) Retired (not paying)

Clinical Medicine journal

RCP's peer-reviewed academic journal; paper copy published six times per year, plus online access.

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Clinical Medicine archive

Access to online archive of RCP's peer-reviewed academic journal.

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Free access online CPD diary (saving £135)

RCP's CPD diary scheme helps members and fellows (ie registered post-training physicians) to ensure they undertake appropriate CPD activities on a yearly basis. It enables them to maintain a validated record of these through the CPD diary. Access via the membership scheme saves you £135. 

 

 

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RCP events

Support your development with our wide range of conferences, teach-ins and educational events. We also web stream many of our lectures and teach-ins for members, and provide an archive of past teach-ins and lectures.

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MRCP(UK) revision assistance

One week's free access to the Medical Masterclass website plus a 10% discount on any Medical Masterclass order.*
 

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Timeline

An online guide with useful resources to support your medical career and physician training.

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Specialty guidance and information

Find out more about each of the 30 specialties and put your questions to our panel of experts.

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Online library collections

Access to over 1,000 e-journals and ebooks (inc JAMA and the Oxford Medical handbooks), and bibliographic databases (inc Medline, Embase and HMIC).

 

 

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Distance library services

Get help with document searches, and access our fast track document delivery service for British Library journal articles, and postal loans service for our print collection.

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Enquiry hub

Got a query? A team of information specialists provide a first point of contact for all enquiries and can help you find the information you need. With our thorough knowledge of RCP activities and expert access to library resources we can find answers, refer you to an expert or point you to relevant resources.

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RCP insight

A suite of 'how-to' guides, top tips and information to help with your professional, educational, training and personal activities.

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Postnominals

Collegiate members are eligible to use the postnominals MRCP(London) after MRCP(UK). Fellows are eligible to use the postnominals FRCP after their name.
     

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Specialty career profiles

 

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Clinical Medicine journal competition

 

 

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Medical student elective bursaries

4 x £500 bursaries available each year.

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Opportunities for event sponsorship

Chance to apply for sponsorship of medical student society educational events.

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Community and support

 

Member benefits and services Medical student member Foundation doctor member Associate member Collegiate/ affiliate member Fellow Retired (paying) Retired (not paying)

Local support across UK and internationally

We offer local support to our UK members through a network of regional advisers for training and service, and our regional specialty advisers.

We also support our international members through our network of international advisers who work locally to develop high standards of clinical practice and physician training.

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Commentary

RCP's membership magazine, published six times per year.
   

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Commentary Community

Online counterpart to RCP's membership magazine, with archive of printed articles and exclusive online content.

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President's e-bulletin

Monthly message from the RCP president.

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My RCP

Login to the RCP website for exclusive member content, including managing your membership and preferences online.

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Retired association

Retired members and fellows have the opportunity to join RCP's retired association, which provides annual programme of networking and social activities. There is a £5 annual fee,
         

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Member and fellow mezzanine lounge with complimentary refreshments

The lounge space is on the second floor and is for members and fellows only; free tea, coffee and water are available.

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Fellows' quiet room

Exclusive use of the Fulton Room for quiet study and reading, with complimentary refreshments.
       

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Access to My RCP online forums

 

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Get involved

 

Member benefits and services Medical student member Foundation doctor member Associate member Collegiate/ affiliate member Fellow Retired (paying) Retired (not paying)

Right to sit on committees

Depending on the terms of reference, fellows and many members have the right to sit on a variety of committees and boards to help the RCP conduct its business. There are also many other opportunities for you to get your voice heard.

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Specific committees only

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Right to hold RCP roles

Fellows have the right to hold RCP roles, which includes specific RCP officer roles appointed by application and interview, as well as senior officer roles. Vacancies are advertised widely.
       

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Right to vote for councillors and officers

Fellows are able to stand for high office (president, vice president) and to take part in the elections. The 12 members of the RCP Council are directly elected by the whole fellowship. Also, any fellow can be nominated for the Council.
       

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Right to attend annual general meeting (AGM)

The RCP holds a general meeting of fellows each year, to review and approve the RCP's work in the previous year and to agree important changes if necessary.
       

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Save money

 

Member benefits and services Medical student member Foundation doctor member Associate member Collegiate/ affiliate member Fellow Retired (paying) Retired (not paying)

Free associate membership

One year's free RCP associate membership if you purchase the complete Medical Masterclass premier package.*
   

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RCP conferences – reduced rates

Wide range of conferences with reduced delegate rates for members

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RCP publications – reduced rates

Save 10% of all RCP publications. (Offer excludes 'medicine and art' titles.)

 

 

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Horizons in Medicine – reduced rates

Online publication based on the proceedings of RCP's Advanced Medicine Conference, which blends clinical updates with scientific insight into cutting edge research.

 

 

 

 

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RCP affinity

Exclusive member offers and discounts on lifestyle, work, travel, advice and insurance products and services.

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RCP accommodation – reduced rates

Members and their families can enjoy Regency splendour in the heart of London with reduced rates for RCP's William Harvey House.

   

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Local London hotel accommodation – reduced rates

 

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RCP room hire and facilities – reduced rates

Book the award-winning home of the RCP as a venue for your events, meetings and social occasions.

     

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*This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.