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

About the RSM

The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) is a registered charity and membership organisation. ​Our vision is better healthcare for better lives. By sharing learning and supporting innovation, our goal is to be the leading provider of continuing learning to healthcare professionals.

We deliver multidisciplinary, specialist and general education, as well as professional development, drawing on the support of leading experts in over 50 specialist areas of medicine. We have a global network of 20,000 members. Bringing together healthcare professionals across specialties, we offer a range of membership options for every career stage, from students to retirement.

Our learning resources span a wide collection of books, journals, electronic journals and online medical databases. We are home to one of the finest physical and digital medical libraries in the world. We connect those involved and interested in healthcare and, by leveraging expertise from across the RSM, we support, help and inspire the innovators developing the medical products and services of tomorrow.

The RSM is a Royal Charter body registered with the Privy Council, and our official Patron is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Strategy 2021–2026

Learn more about our 2021–2026 strategy, in which we share our plans for delivering our vision: better healthcare for better lives.

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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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Our history

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

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Venue hire

The RSM's venue space, 1 Wimpole Street is located in central London and offers event spaces for 2 to 300 people. The diverse range of services includes rooms for hybrid and live-streamed conferences, meetings and training or social events such as anniversary or birthday celebrations. 1 Wimpole Street also has a civil wedding licence.

Contact us today on 020 7290 2979.

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Get involved

There are many ways you can get involved with the work of the RSM. 

As an RSM member, you can join a Section Council within your specialty and shape the future of our education programme.

If you are looking to publish research or an article, you can submit your manuscript to JRSM or JRSM Open for consideration.

Become a Friend of the Library and help fund our conservation programme so that we can ensure the ongoing preservation of the RSM's Library collection.

Latest news

Read the latest news and activities from the RSM.

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Self-driven healthcare can improve health outcomes and reduce costs

02 December 2022

A vision for building sustainable, self-driven healthcare spanning primary care, secondary care and the wider health and social care system has been set out by medical innovators writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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Tribute to Dame Clare Marx CBE

28 November 2022

We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Dame Clare Marx CBE, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.  

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Raising awareness of the health impact of climate change

24 November 2022

Read about our upcoming event providing a post COP 27 update and hear how RSM President, Professor Roger Kirby participated in Ride for Their Lives with UK Health Alliance on Climate Change.

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Meet one of tomorrow's surgeons

23 November 2022

Miss Abirami Kathiravelupillai, final year medicine student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, is currently sitting her third year on RSM Student Section Council. We caught up with her about what it’s like to be on an RSM Section Council leading educational events, and her hopes and dreams for her future career.

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Sponsorship

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

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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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Environmental sustainability

The Royal Society of Medicine is committed to environmental sustainability and tackling climate change.

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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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