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How to join

There are different ways to become a member of the RCS, depending on your career stage. Find out more about our membership benefits and then follow the instructions to join below.

If you're unsure about the joining process or have questions, please get in touch with our membership team who will be able to assist, at or on 0207 869 6090.

How to become a Member/Fellow

1. Via exam

Successfully completing the intercollegiate exams will enable you to apply to become a Member or Fellow of the RCS or the RCS Faculty of Dental Surgeons.

View our upcoming dates and locations for the surgical exams: MRCS part A and B and FRCS.

View our upcoming dates and locations for the dental exams.

2. Transfer from another College

If you have passed the relevant exam and are currently a Member or Fellow of the Edinburgh, Glasgow or Ireland royal colleges, you can transfer to the RCS to take advantage of our membership benefits.

Please download and complete the relevant transfer form and send it to us by email:

Member transfer form

Fellow transfer form

3. Apply for membership ad eundem


Experienced surgeons who have not passed the relevant Fellowship exam, may be eligible to apply through the fellowship ad eundem process.

Please download the application form and send it to us by email.

Dental surgeons

Membership, Fellowship or Specialty Membership ad eundem is available to those who have passed a relevant equivalent examination with one of the other UK or Irish Colleges or are working in a post equivalent to consultant surgeon.

Enrolled Membership 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.

To apply, email us at with your completed application form.

Membership ad eundum application form

Fellowship ad eundum application form

Enrolled membership

How to become an Affiliate

You can join as an Affiliate if you are a medical or dental student studying at a UK university or a Foundation, Core surgical or dental trainee who has not yet passed their MRCS or MJDF/MFDS.

Please login or register and complete the online application form. If you experience any difficulties please email

How to become an Associate

You can join as an Associate if you hold a primary medical degree and GMC registration, are practising surgery in the UK (verified by reference) and not a current or ex fellow or member of a UK surgical royal college.

To apply, please print and complete the application form and return, with a copy of your CV and your signed references.

Completed applications and supporting documents should be sent to:
Professional Support Team
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Lincolns Inn Fields

Once your application has been processed, you will be contacted via email to arrange payment.

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