International Membership

International Membership

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.

We offer several courses, certificates, training and events for podiatric practitioners. You can find the Eligibility criteria to join the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine below.

Eligibility Criteria

Members

Experienced Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered practitioners with an outstanding verifiable record of clinical podiatric medicine, with demonstrable research and educational experience, may also apply for Membership.

To apply for Membership via the non-examination route, you must also provide evidence of the following:

  • evidence of your qualifications
  • a minimum five years’ clinical practice (post-HCPC registration)
  • a significant proportion of your work is centred on clinical practice in podiatric medicine
  • your clinical practice is of a high standard
  • you have undertaken recognised postgraduate education
  • you contribute significantly to the standing of the profession

To apply via this route please download and complete the application form, attach your CV and all supporting evidence, and include the name of two sponsors, one of whom should also provide a statement of support.

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Ideally, your sponsors must both know you professionally and personally, and be in a position to truthfully declare if they are aware of any disciplinary or other issues that may affect your registration by the Health and Care Professionals Council.

Your sponsors must either be a Fellow of this College or a Fellow of the College of Podiatry (Medicine) in London, and must be able to vouch for the accuracy of the evidence you provide.

For further information, contact podiatricmedicine@rcpsg.ac.uk.

Fellows

Fellowship is a demonstration of commitment to the College and an acknowledgement of an individual’s contribution to podiatric medicine, its standards and practice. Existing Members of the Faculty are normally expected to have a minimum of four years’ consecutive membership before being considered for Fellowship. Fellowship of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine is offered to podiatrists who, in the opinion of the College:

  • have made substantial contributions to podiatric medicine or
  • are senior members of the profession and whose works and attainments are, in the opinion of the Council, of such distinction as to justify election. In the UK, this would normally be evidenced by the award of the Fellowship of the College of Podiatric Medicine.

To apply via this route please complete the online application form, attach your CV and all supporting evidence, and include the name of two sponsors, one of whom should also provide a statement of support.

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Ideally, your sponsors must both know you professionally and personally, and be in a position to truthfully declare if they are aware of any disciplinary or other issues that may affect your registration by the Health and Care Professionals Council.

Your sponsors should either be a Fellow of this College or a Fellow of the College of Podiatry (Medicine) in London, and must be able to vouch for the accuracy of the evidence you provide.

For further information, contact podiatricmedicine@rcpsg.ac.uk

Admission process for Fellows and Members

Applications for Membership are considered by the Fellowship Committee. They will assess suitability for Membership.

All successful applications will be required to pay both an admission fee (currently £240 for Fellows and £180 for Members) and an annual subscription fee. They will be invited to attend a formal admission ceremony followed by an informal evening of food, drink and music, hosted by the College President.

Following admission to College, Fellows are entitled to use the post-nominals MFPM RCPS(Glasg)/FFPM RCPS(Glasg). This post-nominal must always be used in full.

There are discounts on subscription available for those working less than full time, on parental leave, retired, or in other special circumstances.



Click on the links below to find out about our educational opportunities, networking and support for International Members. If you would like to view the full range of membership benefits please click here.

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