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Physician associate membership


Physician associate (PA) membership is available to qualified PAs and PA students.

Members of the Faculty of Physician Associates benefit from a number of services specifically tailored to your needs. These include support in your continuing education, career development, and increased opportunities to be involved in the development of the profession.

You can join online by clicking the ‘join now’ button. Once you have logged in or created a myRCP account, click the 'join now' button again and you will be able to start your membership application.

PA membership benefits 

Physician associate membership benefits are designed to support you throughout your career:

  • 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
  • access to resources such as Clinical Medicine and Commentary

Qualified PAs also benefit from use of the RCP online CPD diary and inclusion in the physician associate managed voluntary register. 

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, check out the benefits lists at the bottom of the page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for physician associate membership?

Qualified PAs and student PAs are eligible for physician associate membership.

How much does physician associate membership cost per year?

Qualified PAs – £205
Student PAs – £1 per month