About RCPE

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE)

The RCPE is an independent standard-setting body and professional membership organisation. Our aim is to improve and maintain the quality of patient care.

Our role

We help qualified doctors to pursue their careers in specialist (internal) medicine through medical examinations, education and training. We also provide resources and information to support and facilitate professional development for physicians throughout their careers.

The RCPE helps to develop standards of medical care and training and to influence health policy. We ensure that the views and practical clinical experiences of our membership are taken into account by health policymakers throughout the UK.

Our reach

We have a strong UK and international presence with over 12,000 Fellows and Members in 91 countries, covering 56 medical specialties and interests.

The RCPE is governed by a Council, College Laws, Royal Charter and specific committees.