Eligibility Criteria for Surgeons

Member

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

Examination Pass Postnominal Sponsor requirement – Sponsors must be Fellows in good standing from this College
Intercollegiate MRCS exam MRCS(Glasg) 0
I have not passed the MRCS intercollegiate exam. MRCPS(Glasg) 2. One of which needs to supply a statement of support.

Internationally recognised postnominals

MRCS(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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Application checklist

Please note

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

Please use our 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 the MRCS diploma.
  • 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

Fellow

Fellowship of the College is open to any surgeon who has been successful in:

  • an Intercollegiate Specialty Examination (JCIE or JCSFE)
    or
  • the FRCS (Ophthalmology) examination offered by this College

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

Applicants should hold a substantive consultant post, or equivalent, to be 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

Applicants who have passed an Intercollegiate Specialty examination or the FRCS (Ophthalmology) examination offered by this College require no sponsors for their application.

Current Members, Fellows of other UK/Irish Royal Colleges of Physicians or Surgeons and/or have passed the intercollegiate MRCS examination 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.

Apply now

Application checklist

Please note

Please note that we no longer accept paper or word versions of our application forms.

Please use our 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 the MRCS diploma.
  • 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

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