RCGP Fellowship

RCGP fellowship is awarded in recognition of a significant contribution to medicine in general and general practice in particular.

  • Fellows are ambassadors for RCGP, exemplifying our motto: ‘cum scientia caritas’.

 


Online Fellowship launch

Fellowship has changed

The RCGP launched its new online fellowship system on Tuesday 2 December, which allows you to apply for fellowship or nominate a colleague at the touch of a button through your RCGP members’ area.

And there’s more!

In addition to this great news, as part of our commitment to providing cost effective services to our members, we have reduced the one off application fee from £620 to £499. This has been made possible as a result of the new streamlined process. We now have over 3,000 Fellows and hope the reduced fee and the new on-line process will encourage more of our members to join this prestigious group in the future.

Log in to your MyRCGP member area to start the process!

 

Qualifying for Fellowship

RCGP fellowship is an honour and mark of achievement recognising a significant contribution to:

  • the health and welfare of the community
  • the science or practice of medicine
  • the aims of RCGP, or any organisation which benefits general practice

We have recently introduced a new Fellowship logo for Fellows to use in addition to the post nominal [FRCGP].

Fellowship applications

Fellowship applications can be either submitted online via the new system or by paper-based forms (available below).

  • The candidate (or nominee), nominator and two seconders must each complete a form and a supporting statement:
  • The candidate should provide a statement of 1,000 words outlining their key career achievements to date
  • The nominator should provide a supporting citation of up to 500 words
  • Each seconder should provide a supporting statement of up to 400 words
Nominators and seconders statements should set out their reasons for recommending the candidate. Candidates may wish to structure their statement around the six potential achievement categories (see the guidance notes for details).

Nominators and seconders statements should set out their reasons for recommending the nominee. Nominees may wish to structure their statement around the six potential achievement categories (see the guidance notes for details).

What happens next

The nominator should submit the completed forms to the candidate’s local RCGP Faculty, for consideration by the Faculty’s fellowship committee. If the application is being submitted via the online system, once all of the forms have been completed, the nominator will be prompted to submit the forms for consideration. If the application is being submitted via paper-based forms, the nominator should email these as a whole application to the candidate’s local faculty. To find your local Faculty, please visit:

The Faculty fellowship committee considers the application, then makes a recommendation to RCGP Council. Approved candidates are formally elected as fellows at the RCGP annual general meeting or spring meeting.

Candidates must pay a one time fee of £499 prior to their formal election.

International Fellowship

RCGP Fellowship is the highest level of membership and is awarded in recognition of a significant contribution to medicine in general and to general practice / family medicine in particular. Just like our UK Members are eligible to receive UK Fellowship, International Members are eligible for International Fellowship, or FRCGP[INT], which is equivalent to UK Fellowship [FRCGP in status and recognition.

The fundamental criteria are the same for both UK and International Fellowships, but the process differs slightly, as International Fellowship applications or nominations are considered by the International Faculty Fellowship Committee (IFFC).

Qualifying for International Fellowship

RCGP International Fellowship is an honour and a mark of achievement recognising a significant contribution to:
  • the health and welfare of the community
  • the science or practice of general practice or family medicine
  • the aims of RCGP, or any organisation which benefits general practice or family medicine.

International Fellowship applications

There are two routes to International Fellowship: by nomination and by portfolio. Candidates are encouraged to use the RCGP ePortfolio to log their evidence which then can be used to support their applications. Further details about each route are available in the Guidance Notes below:

What happens next

The nominator should email the completed paperwork to the RCGP International Faculty, for consideration by the Faculty’s fellowship committee. The International Faculty fellowship committee considers the application, then makes a recommendation to RCGP Council. Approved candidates are formally elected as fellows at the RCGP AGM or spring meeting.

Please note: International fellowship application fees are linked to the world bank rates, please contact the fellowship unit for further details.

International fellows announcement

Fellowship has changed

The RCGP launched its new online fellowship system on Tuesday 2 December, which allows you to apply for fellowship or nominate a colleague at the touch of a button through your RCGP members’ area.

And there’s more!

In addition to this great news, as part of our commitment to providing a cost efficient service to our members, we have reduced the one off application fee from £310 to £249.50 with reductions in place based on World Bank rates. This has been possible due to the increase in fellowship numbers.

We now have over 3,000 Fellows and the more this grows, the more we can pass on cost savings to you directly.

Log in to your MyRCGP member area to start the process!


 

Contact us

Fellowship Unit, RCGP,
30 Euston Square
London
NW1 2FB

Email: fellowship@rcgp.org.uk for UK fellowship enquiries.
Tel: 020 3188 7665

Email: international@rcgp.org.uk for International fellowship enquiries.
Tel: +44 (0)203 188 7707

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