The final MRCP(UK) diplomas of 2019 have been presented by RCP London

Around 120 diplomates received their MRCP(UK) diploma during a prestigious ceremony on Tuesday 12 November at RCP London.

The celebrations began in the afternoon with tours of the RCP gardens and building, with photography and refreshments. Just before 5:30pm, the sound of the gong called the diplomates to their seats in the Dorchester Library. Guests of the diplomates were able to join the celebrations and watch the ceremony from either the upper floor of the Dorchester Library or via livestream in the Wolfson Theatre. After the ceremony, diplomates and their guests continued the celebrations with a buffet.

Each year, there are six New members ceremonies at RCP London which present a total of around 720 MRCP(UK) diplomas. Over 13,000 of our members have already achieved this momentous accomplishment and if we add our fellows into this mix that’s a total of nearly 32,000! Over 3,000 of our members, in lower career grades, are steadily making their way toward the MRCP(UK) exam.

‘I’m proud and honoured to be a member of a 500-year-old institution that promotes excellence in medicine globally. It’s helped me to become a better doctor and it feels inclusive,’

Priyanka Mayur Lakhani, diplomate on 24 September

These numbers may be impressive, but what really makes these evenings special are the members who attend and receive their diplomas. They’re the ones who’ve been with us and supported by us from the very start of their medical careers, and who’ve made the RCP their RCP.

Throughout this year, we’ve been speaking to our members about what their RCP membership, and receiving the MRCP(UK) diploma means the them:

‘It is a celebration of years of training in a job that I have wanted to do as long as I can remember,’ Dr Daniel Trotman, diplomate on 12 November.

Passing the MRCP(UK) is something I have aspired to achieve since beginning medical school. For myself, it marks and affirms a significant milestone in my career, and signals the start of my specialisation within medicine,’ Dr Jason J N Southern, diplomate on 12 November.

‘I’m proud and honoured to be a member of a 500-year-old institution that promotes excellence in medicine globally. It’s helped me to become a better doctor and it feels inclusive,’ Priyanka Mayur Lakhani, diplomate on 24 September.

‘RCP membership gives me abundant resources for my continuous education,’ Ali Akram Ali Uthuman, diplomate on 24 September.

‘Gaining my full MRCP(UK) diploma means the world as it meant I could welcome the birth of my first born without having to spend hours locked away studying or the stress of resits,’ Dr Asif Munaf, diplomate on 17 July.

‘It's a great achievement to gain the world's most prestigious diploma. It will help me in getting further training and work experience in the UK,’ Dr Burhan Ashraf, diplomate on 17 July.

We’re incredibly proud of all our members and are honoured to share in their achievements and excitement – such as passing the MRCP(UK) exam and earning the diploma. You can follow the excitement and celebrations on Twitter, using the hashtag #RCPMembers.

For more information about RCP London membership, visit our membership webpages or email membershipqueries@rcplondon.ac.uk.