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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

  • MFDS Part 2 Preparation Course

    Date: 03 October 2022
    Location: Healthcare Skills and Simulation Collaborative
    CPD credits: 6

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  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Enhancing the Way We Work

    Date: 03 October 2022
    Location: Online
    CPD credits: 3

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  • GI Anastomosis Course

    Date: 03 October 2022
    Location: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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  • Vascular Anastomosis Course

    Date: 04 October 2022
    Location: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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  • Focus on Neurology for PACES Candidates

    Date: 05 October 2022
    Location: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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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

You can gain skills and theoretical knowledge to progress as a clinical trainer in our Royal College Advanced Certificate in Clinical Education, with the next course starting on 1 November. Find out more and book your place here: @wyliedpod

If you’re looking to develop and gain support in your role as a travel medicine practitioner, our Diploma in Travel Medicine will help you with leadership and practical skills. The next start date is 30 January. Apply here: @janechiodini @NaTHNaC

Session 6 of next month’s Medicine24 conference focuses on prescribing safely and effectively, chaired by Professor Matthew Walters. Speakers in this session include @srjmaxwell & Prof Gerry McKay. Find out more and book your place here: @Richard73015322

Some places are available on our Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course. This fantastic course is ideal for any healthcare professional seeking to participate in or lead expeditions in extreme and challenging environments. Next intake starts on 7 Nov:

We are excited to announce the launch of our updated website. Over the past few months we’ve collaborated with numerous members and non-members to create a better experience for all our users.

Thanks to suggestions and ideas we received, we’ve updated several areas of our site, developing a simpler, better, navigation.

If you’d like to give us any feedback on this update, you can do so via the surveys at the bottom of this page. Thank you in advance!

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