Trainee GPs

Associate in Training (AiT) membership is for qualified doctors who have yet to sit the MRCGP exams. We'll support you as you start your journey into general practice. 

To apply for AiT membership you need to be:
GMC registered
about to start training with an NHS Deanery
in a 3+ year training programme

We are here to support you as you start your journey into general practice as a trainee GP. We run the MRCGP, which is the assessment required to become a GP in the UK.

There are two options for trainee GPs who want to sit the MRCGP; RCGP membership or the Trainee non-member package. Both options include RCGP certification and access to the trainee ePortfolio, however only joining as a member gives you the additional benefits outlined below.  

For more information, send us an email at or call us on 020 3188 7766.
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Reasons to be a member


We're here to support your learning as you start your career in general practice. As a member we'll supply you with free publications, courses and events, an extensive medical library as well as a variety of online learning modules.


When you join the RCGP, you become part of our 50,000 strong network of GPs and trainees throughout the UK. We provide peer-to-peer opportunities for support, advice and mentoring including free events specifically for trainee GPs.

  • Networking opportunities
  • Mentoring events
  • Free trainee social events
  • Sports days through your local faculty


The wellbeing of our members is paramount to us. As a member you'll receive invitations to events focused on resilience and wellbeing. We also have a committee run by AiTs for AiTs that shape the future of the wellbeing work at the College and advises us on how best to support you.

  • Wellbeing events
  • AiT committee

Shape the future of general practice

Our Clinical Innovation and Research Centre constantly seek to develop innovative ways to improve patient care. As a member you can benefit from and shape the focus of this work. You'll also be given opportunities to influence the GPs of tomorrow by meeting and mentoring medical students and foundation doctors with an interest in general practice.

Join the conversation

We're tirelessly lobbying and campaigning to raise the profile of general practice and bring about positive change for the profession. As a member, you can support and be a part of this work and help insure a great future for general practice.


When you sign up for membership, you’ll need to pay an initial registration fee, and then an annual membership subscription. 

Initial registration fee: £273.40 - reduced if signing up in January and February

Annual membership subscription* - due on 1 April every year until you complete training:

  • Full time or less than full time training over 76%: £399.00
  • Less than full-time (under 76%): £199.50
  • Currently on maternity, parental or adoption leave: £199.50

*Prices are subject to change with inflation

You can update your training status or career pathway at any time via RCGP account. Just go to Update your Profile and then Personal details.

Discount available for Associate in Training members

  • Claim back your membership subscription 

As a member, you can claim back up to 40% in tax on your initial registration fee and annual AiT membership subscription fees. Simply use the tax receipt you will receive by email after each payment. Unfortunately, we are unable to give specific tax advice, if you would like more information on this, please consult with your tax advisor or accountant and/or HMRC

  • Out of Program and maternity relief 

You have the option of suspending your AiT membership subscription during maternity leave and Out of Program Experience. Please note, this also results in suspension of access to the Trainee ePortfolio, online exam booking systems and all other member benefits. Please note that retrospective membership suspension is not possible.
Upon returning to training, AiTs must notify Member Services at, or call 020 3188 7766 to have their membership reinstated.

Non-member fees

You don’t have to become an AiT member of the RCGP, but you still need to gain access to the Trainee ePortolio and obtain certification to the GMC.

  • Non-member one off fee: £925

This is payable by credit/debit card only and is paid in one lump sum at the beginning of training. This fee is based on training of up to 3 years. For extended training beyond 3 years, an extension of training non-member fee* will be payable annually. Please note that the non-membership fee is not tax deductible via HMRC.

To sign up for non-member access please call 020 3188 7766

*The 2017/18 non-member extension is £129. 
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