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Collegiate membership

RCP collegiate membership is available to doctors who hold the MRCP(UK) qualification or NHS consultants in a substantive position.

We offer a number of member services specifically tailored for specialty trainees and consultant physicians, to help you grow and develop throughout your career.

Collegiate members are able to network with other members, get involved in healthcare policy, submit articles to our peer-reviewed journals, undertake our educational courses and attend our wide range of conferences. If you are a medical student or qualified physician and have yet to pass the MRCP(UK) exam, you could be eligible for associate membership.

What we do for you

Collegiate RCP membership offers a wide range of benefits aimed at your career development, continued education and voice within the government. Some of your benefits include:

  • our CPD diary, saving you £165 per year
  • RCP library services including use of study spaces, access to our collection of e-journals and e-books, and use of our literature search and interlibrary loan services
  • resources like Clinical Medicine and Commentary delivered to your door, bimonthly
  • the option to combine your JRCPTB training fee with your annual or quarterly (Direct Debit only) RCP membership fees
  • web-streamed conferences, lectures and teach-ins to allow you to participate from afar, including access to our video archive
  • exclusive discounts, which may include free entry, to RCP events and conferences.

To allow us to provide you with the most relevant, advantageous and supportive benefits, your membership benefits will progress as your career stages progress. To see a complete list of benefits you'll receive, download the benefits list at the bottom of the page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for collegiate membership?

If you are 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 collegiate membership cost per year?

If applying between 1 July and 31 December

Collegiate membership (UK) – £167.00
Collegiate membership (UK more than 5 years as a consultant) – £193.00
Collegiate membership (international) – £133.00
Collegiate membership (trainees enrolled with JRCPTB) – £130.00
Collegiate membership (combined with JRCPTB training fee) – £299.00

If applying between 1 January and 30 June

Collegiate membership (UK) – £83.50
Collegiate membership (UK more than 5 years as a consultant) – £96.50
Collegiate membership (international) – £66.50
Collegiate membership (trainees enrolled with JRCPTB) – £65.00
Collegiate membership (combined with JRCPTB training fee) – £234.00

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.