How to join as a Fellow or a Member
The Royal College of Surgeons welcomes membership applications from surgical and dental surgeons all over the world at various stages of their career.
The main route to membership is via the intercollegiate examination process. Our Dental and Surgical Examinations Directorate works jointly with our intercollegiate partners to facilitate various professional examinations. Success at these examinations enables surgeons and dental surgeons to then apply to become a fellow or member of the College or its Faculty of Dental Surgery.
Fellowship ad eundem
Experienced surgeons who have not yet passed the relevant Fellowship Intercollegiate Specialty Board examination or Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship examinations, but consider they may be otherwise qualified for Fellowship ad eundem, may apply through the Fellowship ad eundem process.
Membership ad eundem
Applicants who have not yet passed the Intercollegiate MRCS examinations, but consider they might be otherwise qualified for Membership ad eundem, may apply via the Member ad eundem process.
Fellowship and Membership ad eundem
Dental surgeons may be admitted as fellows ad eundem provided they have passed the FDS examination with one of the other UK or Irish College, or they are working in a post equivalent to consultant surgeon. Likewise Membership ad eundem is available to those who have passed a relevant equivalent examination with one of the other UK or Irish College.
Specialty Membership ad eundem
Dental specialists may be admitted as specialty members ad eundem provided they have passed the FDS examination with one of the other UK or Irish College, or they are working in a post equivalent to consultant surgeon.
This membership category is available to RCS Dental Diploma holders who are not obligated to pay the Annual Statutory Subscription. Enrolled members may use the facilities of the College and have full voting rights in the election of an Enrolled Members’ Representative on the Board of Faculty.