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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Founded in 1599 we are an inclusive, global community that enables our members to develop the skills, knowledge and leadership to improve patient care. We have over 15,000 members - physicians, surgeons, dental professionals and those working in podiatry and travel medicine. We are a truly diverse community across 97 countries and empower our members to provide the highest standards of care to their patients through education, training and assessment.

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This is what we do

Our Fellows and Members are the heart of our College community. They are committed to ongoing learning and development to remain at the forefront of patient care. Our approach to learning and professional development enables members across all disciplines to both contribute to the delivery of education, examinations and peer support, and learn from colleagues and experts at all stages of their career.

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Upcoming courses and conferences


    Date: 05 - 06 December 2022
    Location: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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  • Twilight Tour: The College Collections After Dark

    Date: 07 December 2022
    Location: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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  • Basic Laparoscopic Skills

    Date: 13 December 2022
    Location: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
    CPD credits: 6

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  • Conscious Sedation in an Increment

    Date: 13 - 14 December 2022
    Location: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
    CPD credits: 14

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  • Lower Limb Injection Therapies Cadaver Course

    Date: 14 - 15 December 2022
    Location: Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre
    CPD credits: 12

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Supporting your career

Membership benefits

We provide tailored career support and continuing professional development so you can reach your full potential as a healthcare professional. We are pleased to provide a benefit program designed to provide you with sector leading career support, continuing professional development, and save you time and money.

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Library services

Whether you are a Senior Fellow, busy practitioner, examination candidate, or student, the College Library has a wide range of resources and services that can help to support your research, learning and CPD. Get access to online resources including eJournals and eBooks and find out how to apply for an Athens Account.

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Speaking up for the profession

As an inspiring College community, we are standing up for your interests on all of these key issues. Through advocacy, awareness raising and influence we are demanding action to address these challenges and putting forward solutions for the benefits of the profession and the patients we care for.

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Our Twitter feed

If you're an experienced clinician, you can become an examiner to assess candidates undergoing the MRCPUK Part 2 Clinical Exams (PACES). Becoming an examiner is a fantastic way to continue your career development and to support trainee doctors. Apply here:

We were delighted to welcome Dr Saira Saleem (pictured here with @MikeMckirdy) to College today - our first international member to sit on College Council. Dr Saleem is the youngest & first female surgeon in her home city of Faisalabad, Pakistan. #WeAreRCPSG

College President @MikeMckirdy opens today's hybrid AGM, welcoming around 300 Fellows and Members both in person and online. #WeAreRCPSG

Each of our Beyond FY2 podcasts gives the info needed to move to the next stage of your career. Find out about Broad-Based Training from Zoe Douglas, including how this helps if you're unsure about your next career steps. Hear all episodes on Buzzsprout (

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