Associate member

Are you

A fully GMC registered medical practitioner and have completed vocational training for general practice, but have not passed the MAP or MRCGP assessments? Then Associate membership is a suitable option for you.


Reasons to join

Joining RCGP gives you unparalleled opportunities for networking with other GPs, attending events and getting involved with your local RCGP Faculty.

Other benefits include:

As an Associate member you will be entitled to all membership benefits. However, you will not be able to use the MRCGP post-nominal and some restrictions will apply to college ballots.

Practitioners usually apply for associate membership if they have not completed either MRCGP examination or MAP, for example completing vocational training prior to MRCGP becoming a part of the GP curriculum in 2007, or while undertaking the MAP portfolio assessment. Successful completion of MAP leads to full membership.

Those who undertake MAP (Portfolio route) are given free Associate membership while they are registered for the assessment. Successful completion of MAP leads to full membership.

For more information about full membership via MAP, please visit: MRCGP via MAP assessment.


How to Join?

Simply complete the membership application form and return to us with payment.

There are a number of discounted rates available to you for example, based on income, residency and professional status.

If you are a UK resident you can claim tax relief on your membership fees.


Joining fees 2017/18

Fees are based on your gross pre tax income from all professional medical services for which you hold a medical licence to practice (including any GP work carried out) for the year 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. While renewal will fall on 1 April each year, joining fees are calculated pro-rata for your first year of membership.


Induction and refresher scheme

We are dedicated to supporting those choosing to join or come back to the UK workforce. To demonstrate this we've put in place a new initiative to allow those on relevant induction and refresher schemes and programmes access to the many benefits and support provided to RCGP members, by offering one year’s free College membership.

For more information regarding I&R schemes visit here. You can obtain the application form for RCGP membership here [PDF] .


MAP study day 18 July 2017

A one day classroom-based programme of presentations and small group work to provide potential and current candidates with detailed information on MAP and how to complete a portfolio.  The day is run by experienced assessors and there is time during the day to get one-to-one advice on any areas of the portfolio causing you concern. 


Contact us

Member Services Department, RCGP
30 Euston Square
Tel: 020 3188 7766
Fax: 020 7581 3648

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