Joining the RSM as a Retired Fellow

Become a Retired Fellow of the RSM and keep up to date with the latest medical developments as well as enjoy the range of social benefits exclusive to Retired Fellows. The Fellowship also offers you the opportunity to become a valued part of our network of medical students, trainees, consultants and senior medical professionals.

On this page, you can find out more about the range benefits we offer as well as the eligibility criteria and how to become a member.

The annual cost of Retired Fellowship starts at £238. Retired Fellows must be either aged over 70 or aged over 60 and fully retired (not earning) and there is a £70 joining fee when you first apply.

updates on medical developments


The RSM's extensive academic programme helps members keep up to date with developments in medicine and healthcare:

  • over 400 meetings each year
  • spanning 56 medical specialties and areas of interest
  • highly preferential rates for members (sometimes free)
  • opportunities to network with colleagues and speakers.

retired fellows society


The RSM’s Retired Fellows Society runs a programme of intramural and extramural events exclusively for Retired Fellows and their guests:

  • lectures and talks
  • guided walks around London
  • photography club.

Priority invitations to high profile Society lectures


Receive priority invitations to flagship events:

  • Medical Innovations Summits and breakfast briefings showcasing work from innovators, entrepreneurs and researchers from around the globe
  • Global Health lectures, debates and the annual Global Health Conference addressing a key topic each year

Outstanding library services


Home to one of the largest medical libraries in the world:

  • open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • 600,000 volumes and 12,000 journals
  • private study rooms and free printing and photocopying
  • expert library team for high quality literature searches free training courses covering database searching and accessing online resources (CPD accredited).

Access to online journals and educational resources


An extensive range of online educational material:

  • over 5,000 full text e-journals
  • access to Clinical Key with over 13,000 medical and surgical training videos, database of clinical guidelines and over 3,000 drug monographs
  • five major clinical databases
  • growing collection of over 7,500 e-books.

Exclusive members’ only club facilities for business or pleasure


When visiting London, enjoy superb Club facilities:

  • two members’ lounges and a bar and café area
  • elegant restaurant and three private dining rooms available free of charge
  • onsite members’ only hotel Domus Medica, with 47 bedrooms from just £106 PRPN (inc. breakfast)
  • discounted rates at our nearby beautiful boutique hotel, Chandos House.

Exclusive benefits and privileges


Enjoy an exclusive range of extra benefits and privileges for members, including:

  • global network of reciprocal clubs
  • free White membership of WEXAS Travel
  • discounts on Hiscox home insurance
  • discounts at John Lewis stores and on Apple products
  • discounts on car parking, and much more…

price and eligibility

The price of Retired Fellowship starts at £238 (includes an element of VAT*). Retired Fellows must be either aged over 70 or aged over 60 and fully retired (not earning). Retired Fellowship is also offered to those who have been RSM members for 25 years or longer and are aged over 60 and retired from main appointment but with a continuing earned income.

*VAT based on access to the RSM’s electronic library and learning resources

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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“Though I visit London infrequently the RSM is an oasis for me, both as a library resource and meeting place. I cannot praise it highly enough."

Dr Gale Maclaine, Retired Fellow

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