Fellowship is awarded to consultants or equivalent. It recognises clinical achievement, confers international peer recognition and presents enhanced professional opportunities to contribute to standard-setting and our policy influencing activities.

Fellowship benefits

  • use of the internationally recognised ‘FRCP Edin’ post-nominals
  • professional support for undergoing the UK system of revalidation
  • access to the UK CPD for Physicians scheme (value £155)
  • access to a wide range of specialty and general medical online education
  • quarterly copies of The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • discounted rates for attending College symposia and events
  • free voucher to attend a second symposium within 12 months
  • access to our Library services
  • discounted rates for hiring the College facilities for social or professional use

Opportunities to be involved

  • influencing College and wider external policy
  • representing the College regionally, nationally and internationally
  • helping develop our educational programme
  • international ‘live’ linkage into our educational events
  • participating in the maintenance of clinical standards by acting as an MRCP (UK) examiner
  • having a say in the governance of the College through election to committees and Council

How to receive College Fellowship

The minimum criterion is that of having held a substantive consultant position (or equivalent) for 11 months. Fellowship is by nomination.

If you believe you meet the criteria for Fellowship and would be interested in discussing nomination please contact Mrs Avril Harries at a.harries@rcpe.ac.uk or call 0044 (0)131 247 3650

New Fellows’ Day Ceremonies

Each year around 400 physicians from across the world are elected to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in recognition of their achievements. 

This short film shows how we celebrate their success.