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

Member

This is a table outlining the eligibility for Membership of the Faculty of Physicians.

Examination Pass Postnominal Sponsor requirement – Sponsors must be Fellows in good standing from this College
MRCP(UK) MRCP(Glasg) 0
MRCPath MRCPS(Glasg) 0
MRCPCH MRCPS(Glasg) 0
I have not passed any of the 3 exams listed above MRCPS(Glasg) 2. One of which needs to supply a statement of support.

Internationally recognised postnominals

MRCP(Glasg) is a GMC acceptable post graduate qualification.

MRCPS(Glasg) is not a GMC acceptable postgraduate qualification.

For full advice on any matters pertaining to GMC registration – please contact them directly.

To be eligible to use a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow postnominal, you must retain your membership.

Sponsors

Sponsors must be Fellows in good standing from this College. If you are unable to provide sponsor(s) who are current Fellows of this College, please refer to our regional and international advisors who may be able to assist.

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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Fellow

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. Please note locum consultants are not eligible for fellowship, as these posts are not considered as substantive.

Specialty doctors who have an appropriate UK qualification, experience and / or are on the GMC's Specialist Register may also be considered for fellowship. Please note all UK based applicants must be on the GMC specialist register to apply.

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

Sponsors

Current Members, Fellows of other UK/Irish Royal Colleges of Physicians or Surgeons and/or holders of the MRCP(UK) diploma require one sponsor. All other applicants are required to submit two sponsors.

Sponsors must be Fellows in good standing from this College, one of whom should provide a brief statement in support of your application. If you are unable to provide sponsor(s) who are current Fellows of this College, please refer to our regional and international advisors who may be able to assist.

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

Please note

We no longer accept paper or word versions of our application forms.

Please use our Membership online application form or our Fellowship online application form to apply.

To complete your application, please ensure you have the following details:

  • Name (Including Title)
  • Date Of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Place of Work
  • Job Title
  • Specialty
  • Primary qualification; date awarded and name of awarding institution
  • Professional qualification – this is any other memberships held with other Royal Colleges, or equivalent.
  • Academic qualification – this is any further post graduate qualifications you hold. For example MRCP(UK).
  • Sponsor(s) as required

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

  • Evidence of any of your qualifications
  • 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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