Learn about the work of our International team
RCGP have been actively working in the international arena for nearly 60 years. Our vision is of a world where excellent person centred care in general practice is at the heart of healthcare.
In 2011 we published our 10 Year International Strategy, outlining our aims to move primary healthcare policy up the agenda of other health specialities and countries, increasing the quality of education and delivery of family medicine though the provision of contextually relevant training and development programmes.
Below is information on the programmes and projects we run and our latest news.
International Affiliate Membership
International Affiliate membership is a new membership category created by the Royal College of General Practitioners to provide comprehensive support and resources to medical students, GP trainees and family doctors based outside of the United Kingdom.
The RCGP encourages medical students, GP trainees and family doctors beginning their career in family medicine to join as an International Affiliate member. To find out more follow this link to the International Affiliate Membership page, or email us at email@example.com.
News and information from the RCGP International team, including ongoing projects, initiatives and updates for our members and partners outside of the UK.
Volunteering and consultation opportunities for our international projects.
RCGP International run a number of programmes and projects abroad. We rely on the skills and expertise of our members to deliver training and assessment internationally. If you would like to get involved, please see click below to see our current opportunities.
International advisory services
Information on RCGP's international portfolio of clinical and educational programmes which can be tailored to your local institutional or country needs.
MRCGP[INT] accredited assessments for International Membership
MRCGP[INT] is RCGP Membership for doctors who have qualified and practice outside the UK. RCGP accredits assessments in seven international sites. You can find out more below.
International Travel Scholarships and exchange programmes
We offer a number of awards each year for family doctors to help you with the cost of research, learning and development, both at home and abroad.
International and Overseas Faculty
We support over 3000 Overseas and International members and fellows working in family medicine around the world.
10 Year Strategy Transforming our approach to international affairs
Our 10 Year International Strategy sets out our approach to working collaboratively with international partners to promote family medicine and primary health care. We work internationally to increase the breadth and expertise of the health workforce in primary care and contribute to improvements in the quality and safety of patient care.
Junior International Committee
The Junior International Committee (JIC) facilitates the involvement of trainee and newly qualified GPs in international educational activities related to primary care. They represent the UK in the European Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM) and work in collaboration with the Associates in Training (AiT) Committee. JIC membership is also open to GPs within five years of completing training (First5).
Online resources and useful links