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!