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
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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.
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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.

  • Download an application form (DOC)

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