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SAS doctor membership

SAS doctors who hold the MRCP(UK) qualification are eligible for collegiate membership. SAS doctors without MRCP(UK) are eligible for associate membership. However, there is no difference in access to benefits.

For SAS doctors at all levels, our dedicated membership community provides local support, national networking opportunities, and tailored events – to equip you with the professional connections and knowledge you need to succeed in your career.

Our SAS strategy sets out how we will ensure that SAS doctors are treated equitably within the RCP; are offered tailored opportunities that recognise their unique contributions to healthcare settings; and are provided with a platform to develop fulfilling careers.

With a dedicated SAS doctor regional network working together to represent your views nationally, we are your advocates. Here to promote your professional interests and ensure you are equipped for workplace success.

Membership benefits for SAS doctors

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for 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.

Who is eligible for collegiate membership?

If you are a consultant or an NHS consultant in a substantive post then you are eligible for collegiate membership.

If you are a specialty trainee enrolled in higher medical training with the JRCPTB, you qualify for collegiate membership. We encourage you to spread the cost of your training fees by paying annually alongside your trainee collegiate membership subscription.

If you have passed the MRCP(UK) exam you qualify for collegiate membership.

If you are a qualified international physician who has passed the MRCP(UK) exam you are eligible for collegiate 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.

 

How much does collegiate membership cost per year?

If applying between 1 July and 31 December

Collegiate membership (UK 0-2 years as a consultant) – £181.00
Collegiate membership (UK 3-4 years as a consultant) – £200.00
Collegiate membership (UK more than 5 years as a consultant) – £238.00
Collegiate membership (international HIC) – £145.00
Collegiate membership (international LMIC) – £127.00
Collegiate membership (trainees enrolled with JRCPTB) – £139.00
Collegiate membership (combined with JRCPTB training fee) – £311.00

If applying between 1 January and 30 June

Collegiate membership (UK 0-2 years as a consultant) – £90.50
Collegiate membership (UK 3-4 years as a consultant) – £100.00
Collegiate membership (UK more than 5 years as a consultant) – £119.00
Collegiate membership (international HIC) – £72.50
Collegiate membership (international LMIC) – £31.75
Collegiate membership (trainees enrolled with JRCPTB) – £69.50
Collegiate membership (combined with JRCPTB training fee) – £241.50

Collegiate membership is renewed on 1 October each year

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