Medical students and foundation doctors

If you're a medical student or foundation doctor interested in becoming a GP, we're here to support and help you understand more about general practice as a career. 

The cost of your membership is totally free, and comes with loads of great benefits. Get in touch if you'd like more information at 

Become a student or foundation doctor member > 

Reasons to be a member


We're here to help you explore and discover the endless possibilities general practice has to offer. As a member of the College you'll have an opportunity to receive dedicated careers advice and guidance in relation to general practice, to support you throughout your medical education


As a member you'll join a network of 50,000 GPs across the UK, with over 3,000 of those being medical students and foundation doctors. We'll help you build your networks by holding networking events and setting up mentoring opportunities.

  • Free networking events
  • Mentoring sessions with AiTs and fully qualified GPs
  • Access to Google and LinkedIn groups


The wellbeing of our members a priority for us. Being part of the College, we'll give you access to our wellbeing initiatives and events. 

Shaping the future of general practice

As a member of the College you'll be encouraged to share your thoughts and ideas, which will shape the future of general practice. We're creating new strategies that we welcome your involvement with. 

Voice of general practice

The College provides a collective voice for GPs. We lobby and campaign to raise the profile of general practice and bring about positive change in the profession. By becoming a member, you can support and help shape this work. 

  • View our policy priorities and campaigns
  • We provide help with setting up GP student societies and foundation doctor networks
  • You can support the work we do to promote general practice at universities and medical institutions


How to apply for membership

Students and foundation doctors can join free of charge.

Become a student or foundation doctor member > 


RCGP-SAPC Annual elective prize

Deadline: end of May each year

An annual prize of £500 is awarded for the best proposal by a medical student for an elective based in Primary Care and General Practice which includes a significant academic element. This may be in the form of research, audit or educational innovation.


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Preparing for General Practice for Foundation trainees

This workshop is aimed at Foundation trainees and final year medical students who are feeling unprepared for their first General Practice placement. This workshop will include some of the commonly encountered presentations that many foundation trainees feel less experienced in managing. Dermatology, sexual health, musculoskeletal problems and more will be covered as well as some general tips to prepare you for your first General Practice placement
Please note this is a free event but if you don't attend you will be charged £2

Start date04/11/2017
Duration1 day

Annual ST1 Visit to RCGP London - 8 November 2017

The RCGP Faculties of Beds & Herts, East Anglia and Essex invite all their new GP Trainees (ST1s) to come and meet your college at RCGP London.

Start date08/11/2017
DurationHalf day

England ST1 Visit to RCGP 8 November 2017

The RCGP Essex Faculty invites its new GP Trainees (ST1s) to come visit their college at RCGP London.

Start date08/11/2017
DurationHalf day

Perry Harrison Lecture 2017

RCGP Northern Ireland would like to invite you to the 2017 Perry Harrison Lecture by Dr Nigel Hart.

Start date30/11/2017
Duration1 day
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