Joining the RSM

When you become a member of the Royal Society of Medicine you’ll become a valued part of our network of medical students, trainees, medical consultants, senior healthcare workers, and retired professionals. View pricing and eligibility.

Why become a member?

RSM Members have a wealth of opportunities and access to:

Discounts on exceptional education conferences


The RSM runs an extensive programme of educational conferences in the UK – nearly all with CPD accreditation. Members get:

  • highly preferential rates on over 400 meetings (sometimes free)
  • ability to join Section Councils spanning 56 medical specialties; work in the field and contribute to the academic programme
  • networking opportunities consultants, healthcare professionals and keynote speakers

And for medical students and trainees:

  • training courses on teaching skills, specialty applications and leadership and management
  • revision courses on OSCEs, MRCS part B, FRCS and more

Priority invitations to high profile lectures


Receive priority invitations to flagship events:

  • Medical Innovations Summits, showcasing work from innovators, entrepreneurs and researchers from around the globe
  • Global Health lectures and debates, and free public talks by leading figures in healthcare

Prizes and awards


The RSM organises over 70 awards and prizes each year for medical students and trainee doctors. This includes:

  • opportunities to enter 75 prizes worth over £60,000 to enhance CVs
  • funding prospects for medical electives
  • Ellison-Cliffe Fellowships, worth £30,000
  • the chance to be entered for the RSM Wesleyan Trainee of the Year award with £3,000 cash first prize (trainees only)


Free access to RSM Videos


Members can watch lectures from meetings on RSM Videos free of charge, and most videos are CPD accredited:

  • choose from over 600 videos, with new videos added weekly
  • search by specialty
  • available 24/7 from home, work or on the move
  • 50% discount for online CPD – pay per credit or buy an annual unlimited CPD subscription

World class library


Home to the one of the largest medical libraries in Europe housing 600,000 volumes and 12,000 journals. You’ll enjoy:

  • 24 hour access, seven days a week
  • access to private study rooms
  • free printing and photocopying
  • an expert library team providing literature searches, and free CPD-accredited training courses covering database searching and accessing online resources

Free access to online resources and medical databases


Available remotely and in the Library, Members can freely access a range of resources including:

  • over 5,000 full text e-journals and 7,500 e-books
  • digital back catalogue of journals and books
  • ClinicalKey, with over 13,000 medical and surgical training videos, database of clinical guidelines and over 3,000 drug monographs
  • five major clinical databases


exclusive members’ only club facilities


When visiting London for business or pleasure, Members can enjoy our extensive club facilities including:

  • free use of two members’ lounges and a café and bar area
  • fine dining restaurant
  • low cost accommodation at Domus Medica – our onsite hotel with 47 bedrooms from just £106 PRPN (inc. breakfast)
  • discounted rates at our nearby beautiful boutique hotel, Chandos House
  • free hire of our private dining rooms

global reciprocal club network

reciprocal clubs

The RSM has negotiated reciprocal club arrangements with over 50+ overseas clubs spanning 23 countries including:

  • Australia
  • India and Sri Lanka
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • USA and Canada

exclusive benefits and privileges


Members have access to an exclusive range of discounts and privileges including:

  • discounts on medical textbooks and poster printing
  • free White membership of WEXAS Travel
  • offers on Hiscox home insurance
  • discounts at high street stores including John Lewis, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Sainsbury's and Boots, and on Apple products


Pricing and eligibility


  Direct Debit Credit / Debit Card
Student £45 - £75 £55 - £85
Young Fellow (FY1 – StR8) £90 - £412 £130 - £452
Fellow £486 £526
Overseas Fellow £272 £272
Retired Fellow £220 £240

 All prices include an element of VAT based on access to the RSM’s electronic library and learning resources.

To qualify for Fellowship

Fellowship is open to those who hold a UK recognised medical, dental or veterinary qualification, or a higher scientific qualification in a healthcare related field.

Fellows must be resident in the UK. This includes the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Fellows residing in the Republic of Ireland should apply as an Overseas Fellow. If you are not a resident of the UK, you can apply for an Overseas Fellowship.

Young Fellows applies to those medically qualified from FY1 up to St8 job role (or worked for up to 10 years) or those with dental or veterinary first qualification obtained within last 10 years. Young Fellowship is open only to those resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland. For oral surgeons holding both medical and dental degrees, the 10 year period is counted from the later qualification.

Retired Fellows must be either aged over 70 or aged over 60 and fully retired (not earning).

Student Membership is open to those studying medicine, dentistry or veterinary science at an approved UK educational establishment.

Associate membership

  Direct Debit Debit / Credit Card
Student Associate £45 £55
Associate £118 £158
Senior Associate £233 £273
Retired Associate £117 £137

 All prices include an element of VAT based on access to the RSM’s electronic library and learning resources.

To qualify for an Associate Membership

Associate membership open to those who do not qualify for Fellowship but who work within the healthcare sector. If you have been working for more than five years, you will be classed as a Senior Associate.

Retired Associate is open to those who are aged over 70 or aged over 60 and fully retired (not earning) and do not qualify for Fellowship.

Student Associate Membership is open to those who are studying full time for their first undergraduate qualification that does not lead to qualification as a doctor, dentist or vet. Student Associate Members should not be earning any income.


Add an optional extra

When joining you have the option to add the following bolt-ons to your membership:

Club membership for your partner

Nominate a spouse, partner or close family member for club membership enabling them to use all the club facilities. £95 per year.

Paper copy of JRSM

Receive a paper copy of Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine in the post each month. £36 per year.

Retired Fellows Society

The RSM’s Retired Fellows Society runs a programme of events exclusively for Retired Fellows and their guests, covering lectures and talks, guided walks around London and photography clubs. £20 per year.

Annual unlimited online CPD subscription

Take out an annual CPD subscription which offers you unlimited online CPD on RSM Videos (normally £12 per credit). £95 per year.

This product is not available online. Please email or call 020 7290 2991 to add it to your membership.

need some advice?

Contact the membership team for further information and advice

T: +44(0)20 7290 2991
Open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

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“I think that you are very engaging, especially for younger fellows like myself (I am a foundation trainee)… I always love it when I attend meetings at the RSM and look forward to remaining a member.”

Dr Mariam Akinpeju, Young Fellow

“Thank you for providing an excellent space to study in peace and quiet in the centre of town and putting on such excellent courses."

Katie Wright, Student Member

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