What grade of membership are you eligible for?

We are the professional membership body and guardian of standards for over 50,000 family doctors in the UK, working to promote excellence in general practice. Please see the table below to identify the membership grade that is right for you.

For more information about our membership, and what it means to you, download a copy of our digital Membership guide.

Membership typeWho is it for?Information
Student ForumMedical students thinking about a GP career are welcome to register for the student forum. Student registration is free.
Foundation ProgrammeFoundation doctors are encouraged to join RCGP and learn about real-life experiences of GP trainees. The Foundation programme is free to join.
AiTGP trainees who have registered with the college and chosen to become members
First5®Newly qualified GPs can receive support after completion of training to the first point of revalidation at five years
MemberGPs on the GMC's medical practitioner register and have passed the MRCGP exam or MAP assessment
Associate MemberA fully GMC registered medical practitioner and have completed vocational training for general practice, but have not passed the MAP or MRCGP assessments, Associate membership is a suitable option for you
InternationalOpen to family physicians, practising overseas and have passed the MRCGP[INT] exams
FellowshipOpen to full Members and International Members with over five years of continuous membership
Retired and Life MemberRCGP caters for GPs from trainee stage up to, and including, retirement. Members are eligible for Life membership after 40 years of continuous membership

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