International physicians: member benefits and discounts

We're proud to have more than 6,000 members outside the UK who benefit from being part of the RCP in a variety of ways. 

Why become a member?

International members can access a number of benefits, including:

  • use of postnominals – MRCP (London) (collegiate members) and FRCP (fellows) 
  • the opportunity to attend RCP events in your region
  • access to our network of international advisers (covering 28 different countries)
  • access to our video archive (members and fellows only), allowing you to watch recordings of over 200 events and 'teach-ins' at your own convenience
  • the ability to organise streamed evening 'teach-ins' to your hospital (can be arranged to suit your time zone) 
  • Clinical Medicine journal and Commentary magazine delivered to your door six times a year
  • access to acute care toolkits
  • free access to EMBASE, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, the BMJ, NEJM, JAMA, all Wiley medical journals and thousands of other ejournals, ebooks and databases in the library collection
  • up to 20% off UpToDate, the premier evidence-based clinical decision support resource
  • the opportunity to enter the RCP Excellence in Patient Care Awards
  • 20% discount on BMJ Case Reports
  • up to 30% discount on the leading MRCP(UK) revision package, Medical Masterclass
  • the opportunity to get involved with our international capacity development programmes.

Membership categories

International membership fees are heavily discounted compared to UK fees, with additional concessions available for some physicians based in low and middle income countries (please download the concession form at the bottom of this page for more information).

There are three main membership categories open to international physicians:

  • Associate membership: for physicians who have not passed the MRCP(UK) exam (£94 per year)
  • Collegiate membership: for physicians who have passed the MRCP(UK) exam (£127 per year)
  • Fellowship: for consultants or equivalent who have been elected to fellowship (£178 per year)