Joining the RSM as a Student Associate

By becoming a Student Associate of the RSM, we will provide you with support throughout your career development through our membership services, plus you will become a valued part of our network of students, trainees, consultants and senior healthcare professionals.

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

The annual cost of Student Associate membership starts at £46 and is open to those who are studying full time for their first UK recognised undergraduate qualification that does not lead to qualification as a doctor, dentist or vet. Student Associate members should not be earning any income.

extensive choice of specialty based meetings


The RSM runs one of the most extensive programmes of educational conferences in the UK – nearly all with CPD accreditation:

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

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 and 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.

Prizes and awards


The RSM organises over 70 awards and prizes worth over £60,000 each year:

  • prestigious awards offer opportunities to enhance CVs
  • Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowships worth £30,000

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


RSM membership provides a range of money and time saving member privileges including discounts on:

  • medical textbooks and poster printing
  • Apple products and at high street stores including John Lewis, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Sainsbury's and Boots
  • car parking, cinemas, gym membership and much more…

price and eligibility

The price of Student Associate membership starts at £46 and is open to those who are studying full time for their first UK recognised undergraduate qualification that does not lead to qualification as a doctor, dentist or vet. Student associate members should not be earning any income.

need some advice?

Contact the membership team for further information and advice

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

The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE arrow

“Recently used the Mezzanine Suite in the library which was ideally laid out and equipped for the type of study and exam practice I needed.”

Melissa Campbell, Student Member

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