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Internal Medicine Trainee membership

Internal medicine trainees prior to passing MRCP(UK) are eligible for associate membership. Once you have passed MRCP(UK) you are eligible for collegiate membership.

We want you to have a successful and enjoyable career. We know it can be demanding, so have created the practical tools and networks to support your development, in every placement. Our dedicated and thriving community is here to help you succeed in becoming a brilliant physician who delivers the highest quality patient care.

Through RCP membership, you can build relationships with colleagues across local networks, help shape local and regional initiatives, and contribute to our national voice. Together, we influence positive change on the issues that matter most to you.

Membership benefits for internal medicine trainees

After your foundation year, we also offer access to our CPD diary, saving you £165 a year, and the option to combine membership payments with your JRCPTB training fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for RCP associate membership?

You are eligible to become an associate member of the RCP if you have not yet passed the MRCP(UK) exam but are at one of the following career grades:

  • medical student
  • foundation doctor: FY1 or FY2
  • internal medical trainee: IMT years 1–3
  • staff/trust grade post holder
  • locum consultant
  • honorary contract holder
  • specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors, advanced clinical practitioners, clinical fellows, and locum consultants before passing the MRCP(UK) exam
  • advanced clinical practitioner: working or training in acute medicine or within medical specialties (UK only).

International physicians who have not passed the MRCP(UK) exam can qualify for associate membership.

How much does associate membership cost per year?

If applying between 1 May – 31 October

Medical student – Free
Foundation doctor - £4 per month
Associate membership (UK) - £134.00
Associate membership (UK SAS doctors - salary threshold 1) - £134.00
Associate membership (UK SAS doctors - salary threshold 2) - £154.00
Associate membership (International high income country) - £106.00
Associate membership (International low income country) - £93.00
Associate membership (trainees enrolled with JRCPTB) - £72.00
Associate membership (combined with JRCPTB training fee) - £244.00
Associate membership (LTFT trainees enrolled with JRCPTB) - £49.00
Associate membership (LTFT trainees combined with JRCPTB training fee) - £221.00

If applying between 1 November – 30 April

Medical student – Free
Foundation doctor - £4 per month
Associate membership (UK) - £67.00
Associate membership (UK SAS doctors - salary threshold 1) - £67.00
Associate membership (UK SAS doctors - salary threshold 2) - £77.00
Associate membership (International high income country) - £53.00
Associate membership (International low income country) - £46.50
Associate membership (trainees enrolled with JRCPTB) - £36.00
Associate membership (combined with JRCPTB training fee) - £208.00
Associate membership (LTFT trainees enrolled with JRCPTB) - £24.50
Associate membership (LTFT trainees combined with JRCPTB training fee) - £196.50

Associate membership is renewed on 1 August each year

If you are a UK taxpayer, save from 22–40% of the cost of your membership subscription. To find out more about subscriptions and concessions please read our payment information document.