what we do

The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the country's major providers of postgraduate medical education. Independent and apolitical, the Society promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine.


academic meetings
Each year, the RSM organises over 400 academic and public events, spanning 58 specialties, providing a multi-disciplinary forum for discussion and debate.



The Society is home to one of the finest medical libraries in the world, with extensive collections of physical and electronic books and journals in addition to online medical databases.



Public engagement
As well as providing medical education, the Society provides a forum for informed debate amongst the public through a programme of meetings and lectures.



The Society is not a policy-making body and does not issue guidelines or standards of care.


The Society receives no state funding to carry out its core work and is dependent on generous donations and legacies.