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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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Dr Carice Ellison obituary

Dr Carice Ellison has died aged 98 after a short illness. Well-known at the Royal Society of Medicine – Carice and her husband, Dr Percy Cliffe, established an annual eponymous lecture, and after his death Carice set up a travelling fellowship in their name.

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Research jointly funded by RSM presented at Ophthalmology Section meeting

Dr Marianne Coleman, an orthoptist and research fellow at the University of Surrey, recently presented her research findings, which looked at how the ability to judge distances may be affected by dementia.

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RSM members recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2020

The RSM would like to congratulate all of our members who have been recognised in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours list.

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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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Media releases

Stress in small children separated from their parents may alter genes

14 February 2020

Experts in the emotional needs of small children say increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol in babies and small children who are separated from their parents, especially their mothers, could have a long-term genetic impact on future generations.

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Doctors urged to recognise post-antidepressant sexual dysfunction

24 January 2020

A psychiatrist specialising in sexual dysfunction caused by antidepressants is calling for greater recognition of the problems that can endure after treatment stops.

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Doubts raised about effectiveness of HPV vaccines

22 January 2020

A new analysis of the clinical trials of HPV vaccines to prevent cervical cancer raises doubts about the vaccines’ effectiveness.

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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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Annual reports and strategy

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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