Collegiate membership

RCP collegiate membership is available to doctors who hold the MRCP(UK) qualification.

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. Just a few of your benefits include:

  • our CPD diary, saving you £155 per year
  • RCP library services including use of study spaces, our Library Reading Room, SCONUL libraries, and over 1,000 e-books and journals
  • resources like Clinical Medicine and Commentary delivered to your door, bimonthly
  • the option to combine your JRCPTB training fee with your monthly 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

I'm a specialty trainee – am I eligible for collegiate membership?

Trainees who hold the MRCP(UK) exam and are in specialty training qualify for collegiate membership at £130 per annum. 

Trainees can opt to pay subsequent higher specialist training fees (ST4 onwards) along with a collegiate membership fee, either annually or in quarterly direct debit instalments. Please note that training fees are not included in the membership fee.

I've passed the MRCP(UK) exam and am no longer in specialty training – am I eligible for membership?

If you have passed the MRCP(UK) exam and are no longer in specialty training, you qualify for collegiate membership at £161 per annum. 

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.

I'm an NHS consultant in a substantive post – am I eligible for membership?

If you've passed the MRCP(UK) exam or are an NHS consultant in a substantive post, then you are eligible for collegiate membership at £161 per annum. 

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.

I'm an international physician – do I qualify for membership?

If you are a qualified international physician who has passed the MRCP(UK) exam, you are eligible for collegiate membership at £127 per annum.