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About us

The RSM is a charity and one of the country's major providers of postgraduate medical education.

The Royal Society of Medicine is a leading provider of high-quality continuing postgraduate education and learning to the medical profession. Its mission is to advance health, through education and innovation.

Independent and apolitical, the RSM also aims to actively encourage and support those who are entering medicine and healthcare.

What we do

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Our mission, vision and values

Find out more about the RSM’s mission, vision and values.

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How we are governed

Meet the people who govern the RSM, including members of the RSM Council, Academic Board and our Senior Management team.

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Job vacancies

View our latest job vacancies and learn more about working at the RSM. 

Careers at the RSM
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Our history

Learn how the RSM, established in 1805 in the back two rooms of a barristers’ chambers at Gray’s Inn, grew from humble beginnings to take up residence in London’s medical quarter.

History of the RSM
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Get involved

There are many ways to get involved with the important work that we do, from volunteering on a Section Council to contributing to our journal.

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Latest news

Read the latest news and activities from the RSM.

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Professor John Betteridge obituary

The Royal Society of Medicine is saddened to report the death of Professor John Betteridge, Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine from 2010 to 2015.

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Q&A with Nik Patel: meet the new Chair for RSM Academic Board

On 1 October 2019 consultant cardiologist Professor Nikhil Patel became Chair of the RSM’s Academic Board. As he began preparing to take on this influential role, he spoke to the RSM about the plans for his term of office.

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Meet Michele Acton: The Society’s new Chief Executive

How will ex-investment banker and former Chief Executive of the UK’s largest charity funding pioneering eye research make the transition to leading an organisation whose mission is to advance health, through education and innovation? New RSM Chief Executive Michele Acton sets out her stall.

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President's update: October 2019

Read the latest President's update from Sir Simon Wessely.

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Media releases

Use of locum doctors rising despite limited evidence on quality and safety

12 November 2019

There is little hard evidence to support the widely held perception that locum doctors present a greater risk of causing harm to patients, according to new research published by the JRSM.

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Emotional trauma and fear most likely cause of ‘Havana Syndrome’

1 November 2019

The cause of the mystery illness among US and Canadian diplomats in Havana is most likely to be emotional trauma and fear according to a leading sociologist and an expert in neurodegenerative diseases.

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Systemic failures in public health system led to deaths in elderly patients

23 August 2019

The deaths of 17 elderly people earlier this summer were the result of systemic failures in the public health system in England, according to a leading public health expert.

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Annual reports

Read and download the RSM’s annual reports and strategy plans.

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RSM Council minutes

Minutes from RSM Council meetings are available online to RSM members only. Members need to sign in to access the minutes.

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Venue hire

The RSM has two outstanding venue spaces – 1 Wimpole Street and Chandos House – that are available for hire.

Venue hire
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Sponsorship & exhibiting

Get involved with our events through a range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. 

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