International Membership

International Physicians

Our College supports more than fourteen thousand members dedicated to achieving excellence in patient care by helping to reduce the cost of education and training.

Members from outside the UK are welcome to join our College. International Members benefit from a discounted annual subscription fee, use of the internationally recognised post-nominal, eLearning, and personal funding opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria


Do you hold one of the following diplomas?

  • MRCP(UK)
  • MRCPath

If so, then you are automatically eligible to join our College as a member.

Collegiate membership is also open to any individual whose highest qualification is, in the opinion of Council, deemed to be equivalent to those diplomas listed above.

To help ensure your application process goes as smoothly as possible, please ensure you review the application checklist. Don't hesitate to contact the Membership Team with any enquiries.

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Fellowship of the College is offered to physicians who, in the opinion of College, have made substantial contributions to their specialty, or who are senior members of the medical profession and whose published works and attainments are of such distinction as to justify election.

Any physician who has MRCP(UK) and holds a substantive consultant post, or equivalent, is eligible to be proposed for fellowship. Specialty doctors who have an appropriate UK qualification, experience and / or are on the GMC's Specialist Register may also be considered for fellowship.

For existing Members seeking elevation to fellowship, a minimum of 4 years consecutive membership of this College is expected before nomination.

Application process

If you satisfy the conditions outlined above, please complete the Proposal for Fellowship Form by clicking on the button below.

Current Members and / or those who hold the MRCP(UK) diploma are required to submit their completed form along with a brief CV and the name of one sponsor. All other applicants should submit a CV and the names of two sponsors with their completed form.

Sponsors should be Fellows of this College in good standing, one of whom should provide a brief statement in support of your application.

To help ensure your application process goes as smoothly as possible, please ensure you review the application checklist. Don't hesitate to contact the Membership Team with any enquiries.

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Application checklist

For an application to be considered complete, please see below checklist of requirements. In order for your application to be fully assessed, these required fields must be completed. If required fields have been omitted, your admission to the College could be delayed until all outstanding fields have been clarified:

  • Name (Including Title)
  • Date Of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Home Address
  • Place of Work, Work Address & Work Contact Details
  • Job Title
  • Specialty
  • Primary qualification; date awarded and name of awarding institution
  • Declaration fields
  • Signature
  • Sponsor(s) as required (If sponsors are not with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, please provide details of which Royal College they are a Fellow in good standing with and include their PID number)

In addition to the above fields within the application form, we must receive the following documents along with your application:

  • Evidence of primary qualification (and any other supporting evidence)
  • An up-to-date CV

Click on the links below to see details on opportunities, resources and benefits for International Members. If you would like to view the full range of membership benefits please click here.

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