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

Fees are based on your gross income for the year 1 April to 31 March. While renewal will fall on 1 April each year, joining fees are calculated pro-rata for your first year of membership.


MAP study day

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

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

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