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Eligibility Criteria for Surgeons


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

Examination Pass Postnominal Sponsor requirement
Intercollegiate MRCS exam MRCS(Glasg) 0
I have not passed the MRCS intercollegiate exam, I practice out with the UK as a specialist trainee and have a recognised international postgraduate qualification MRCPS(Glasg) 2 sponsors (1 must be Glasgow Fellow)
I have not passed the MRCS intercollegiate exam and I practice in the UK N/A Please arrange to sit the relevant Membership exam as listed above.

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 must be Fellows in good standing of the Glasgow College or another UK/Irish Medical or Surgical Royal College (where applicable). 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

Please also note, those working in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology are not eligible to apply.

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