Education, training and support worldwide.

The College is honoured to have many Fellows and Collegiate Members who live outside the UK. Collectively, our Fellows practice in over 100 countries around the world.

Our active network of Overseas Regional Advisors (OSRAs) covers 26 countries throughout the world. Elected as local representatives for RCPE, the Regional Advisers allow us to provide quality services to Physicians worldwide.

Our President and Senior Office Bearers attend a number of conferences of Medical Colleges and Academies annually, and host local meetings of our Fellows whererever they go. We also take great delight in welcoming many New Fellows and their families to the College for our New Fellows Ceremonies in June and November each year.

Our International Operational Group is responsible for delivering the internationalisation agenda of the College, working in partnership with other Colleges and organisations world-wide where possible.

Medical Training Initiative

We create opportunities for a limited number of international trainees to experience up to two years of UK training in the NHS, and are exploring how we can support UK trainees to gain experience of health systems in other countries (Partnerships and Volunteering).

Education Portal

We continue to develop our Education Portal, giving international Fellows and Members access to our education resources when it suits them.

A wide range of educational material covering over 20 medical specialties is available on the College’s Education Portal. This is of particular value to our international colleagues.

Further information

Live streaming events

Selected events are webstreamed live to a number of venues around the world, including sites in Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Malta, Jamaica, and Zambia. We invite our international Fellows and Members to host live streaming of our symposia programme at their local institution.

Further information

Overseas examination centres

International demand for MRCP (UK) and Specialty Certificate Examinations continue to grow. We work with our sister Colleges in London and Glasgow to increase the number of places for candidates and the number of exam centre locations.

Support for refugee doctors

Doctors who have come to the UK as refugees will be able to access the College’s education programme and membership free of charge to continue their professional development and training with a view to returning to work as a doctor. Those doctors who require support should contact Julie Klapel, Data & Membership Co-ordinator – j.klapel / 0131 247 3676.

The College has been in contact with the following organisations regarding our free Associate Membership for refugee doctors to outline what it provides and to arrange for them to disseminate information through their networks/clients:

  • Glasgow (Bridges Programmes)
  • NE (Refugee Healthcare Professionals NE Project)
  • London (Building Bridges)