Candidates passing MRCP(UK) are invited and encouraged to attend a Diploma Ceremony in the College. The ceremonies are family events and are conducted in the Physicians' International Conference Centre followed by a delicious hot, sit down buffet dinner in our Great Hall and New Library. Our photographer will be available to take family photographs and there will be guided tours of the historical rooms and presentations on some of the College treasures from our Heritage team.

Forthcoming dates

  • Friday 6 December 2019,Edinburgh – book here
  • April 2020, TBC – not yet open for booking
  • Friday 18 September 2020,Edinburgh – not yet open for booking
  • Friday 11 December 2020, Edinburgh – not yet open for booking

If you have any queries please contact Gilly Marshall, Ceremony Co-ordinator



Registration and refreshments


New members assemble for ceremony


Ceremony begins


Buffet dinner in the Great Hall and New Library

Individual and family photographs

Guided tours of the College and Heritage presentations in Top Library




If you wish to stay for the hot buffet dinner you will be able to dine in the beautiful historic surroundings of our Great Hall and New Library. Dinner for each new Member is free of charge; there will however be a charge for guests. Children are very welcome; a special menu will be available and those under 10 are free.


We will have an official photographer at each Ceremony. A photograph showing each new Member shaking hands with the President will be taken and this is provided free of charge to Collegiate Members. This is available to buy for non-Collegiate Members. The photographer will be available to take individual/family photographs. Diplomates may be photographed wearing the Collegiate Membership gown (black with green trim) if they are or have applied to become a Collegiate Member of the College.

Join the College

After obtaining MRCP(UK), diplomates are eligible and encouraged to join the College. Learn more about the wide range of membership benefits to be derived and how we can support you throughout your professional career, starting from as little as £5 per month.

  • Dress code: Lounge suits and ladies' equivalent or national dress