Fellows and Members


Fellowship or Membership of the College provides professional accreditation from one of the oldest, most prestigious and respected surgical bodies. With some 22,500 Fellows and Members across over 100 countries, our College is a truly international organisation, with a large and dynamic global membership.

Fellowship and Membership of our College, first and foremost, is a professional qualification which indicates that a surgeon has gone through a rigorous process to ensure his or her professional competence.

With over 500 years of education, assessment and advancement of the profession of surgery, we pride ourselves on our exacting standards and the positive difference they make to patient outcomes and care.

In addition to this mark of quality which Fellowship and Membership of the Edinburgh College carries, we provide support for our membership on key professional issues and an impressive range of professional and personal benefits.


For membership enquiries: membership@rcsed.ac.uk
For benefits enquiries: benefits@rcsed.ac.uk
For Regional Advisers: outreach@rcsed.ac.uk

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