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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.


The Royal Society of Medicine acknowledges the pain and suffering that racism has caused and continues to cause and stands in solidarity with those who pursue equity, justice, human dignity for all and an end to racism. In particular, as the current crisis has unfolded, it is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic is widening inequalities, through all the social determinants of health and well-being, which clearly include racism. We will take action to identify and redress inequalities in our organisation and to build a Society in which all are valued equally.

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.

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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 Roger Kirby becomes President of the Royal Society of Medicine

On Tuesday 28 July 2020, Professor Roger Kirby was inaugurated as President of the Royal Society of Medicine. He takes over from Professor Sir Simon Wessely and will hold office for three years.

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Impact factor increase for Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

The recent announcement of 2019 impact factors for academic journals revealed a significant increase for the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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President’s update: July 2020

Professor Sir Simon Wessely gives his final thoughts on his time as RSM President as he hands over the reins.

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Your safety while visiting the RSM

We have been working hard to create a safe environment for you and your guests and you will notice some changes when you visit.

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Media releases

Covid-19: herd immunity in Sweden fails to materialise

12 August 2020

Sweden’s policy of allowing the controlled spread of Covid-19 viral infection among the population has so far failed to deliver the country’s previously stated goal of herd immunity.

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Royal Society of Medicine convenes global Covid-19 clinical conference

16 July 2020

An international Covid-19 conference to consolidate key clinical learnings from across the globe will take place online on Monday 27 July from 16.00 hrs to 18.15 hrs (UK time), hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine.

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COVID-19: Cuba offers UK salutary lesson in ‘shoe-leather’ epidemiology

15 July 2020

Cuba’s successful containment of COVID-19 through door-to-door screening of every home in the country, shows how ‘shoe-leather’ epidemiology could have averted the dramatic failure of the UK’s response to the pandemic.

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COVID-19: society's response discriminates against ethnic minorities and migrants

11 June 2020

Society's response to COVID-19 is harming ethnic minorities and migrants, according to global health experts writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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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

Looking for a conference venue or meeting room for your next event? The RSM's venue space, 1 Wimpole Street is located in central London and offers event spaces for 10 to 300 people.

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Sponsorship & exhibiting

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

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