The College provides plenty of opportunities for doctors to continue their professional development (CPD). A selection of CPD sources the College offers and how to get these CPD points are highlighted below.

Educational events

Symposia (5-11 CPD credits)

Throughout the year the College organises a broad range of CPD-approved clinical and non-clinical symposia and meetings to complement the medical specialties and support management and training. We also organise regional symposia across the UK (including Midlands, Preston, Stockton, Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee and Northern Ireland).

Evening Medical Updates (EMUs) (2 CPD credits)

Our free-to-attend 'Top 20 Presentations' from the GIM training curriculum are streamed live to participating hospitals and practices across the UK and overseas as part of RCPE efforts to support easy access to continuing medical education.

Courses (6-27 CPD credits)

RCPE hosts and organises a number of courses that cover the medical specialties and professional support and development. Courses we hold regularly include:

  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Medicine of the Older Adult
  • Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV)/Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

For a full list of upcoming educational events and details on live-link availability please see our Events Calendar

Distance learning (Education Portal)

The Education Portal offers access to CPD-approved distance learning modules. You can register up to 10 approved distance learning credits as part of the 25 external credits category. Recorded lectures from our live events and challenging cases with self-assessment questions allow members to claim up to a further 10 CPD credits under the personal credits category.

MRCP(UK) PACES examiner

Examining is an excellent way of obtaining good general medical CPD, provides excellent networking opportunities (especially for relatively new consultants)

Dr Karen Adamson, RCPE Council (become an examiner)

How membership can help

  • Access to the CPD diary is included with RCPE membership
  • Discounts for selected educational events: with up to half-price attendance at symposia
  • Access to the Education Portal offering CPD-accredited distance learning modules¬†and lecture content that can be claimed as personal CPD credits
  • Opportunity to become a¬†PACES examiner (for Collegiate Members or Fellows)

For a full list of benefits and information on categories of membership please see RCPE membership.

Please note that the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has an agreement that CPD credits awarded by one College are accepted by all.