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Membership Services

There are a number of professional benefits which come with membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. With the spirit of innovation a central tenet in all our activities, these benefits are constantly evolving and growing in response to the changing needs of our Fellows, Members and Affiliates.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding your membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh can be found here.


RCSEd Rewards


Currently, the benefits you can draw on through membership includes:

Access to a range of Educational and Professional Development Resources including:

Revalidation and CPD Support

Exclusive access to comprehensive information relating to continuous professional development (CPD) and Revalidation.

Discounts on Courses and Events

RCSEd Fellows, Members and Affiliates can benefit from discounted fees on many of our courses, conferences and events.

Access to the College's Awards, Bursaries, Grants and Fellowships

RCSEd regularly awards bursaries, grants and Fellowships to support our membership in their professional development ambitions and for the College to fulfil its commitment to the advancement of surgical and dental research training.

Faculty of Surgical Trainers

RCSEd Fellows and Members get free subscription rates to join the Faculty of Surgical Trainers. The Faculty aims to support and develop surgeons in their role as surgical trainers, and to increase the profile and recognition of surgical education and training to further enhance patient safety.

The Regional Surgical Adviser Network

Access to our Regional Adviser Network. This initiative has seen the College establish teams of consultant surgeons from local hospitals who hold the posts of Regional Surgical Advisers (RSAs). RSAs are in place across the whole of the UK and act locally as a focal point of contact for all RCSEd Fellows, Members and Affiliates, as well as arranging activities to encourage involvement with the College. They are available for advice and support as well as facilitating networking and discussion.

Our Publications

Fellows, Members and Affiliates get quarterly copies of the College's award-winning publication Surgeons' News, of which they can contribute, as we as access to the College's journal, The Surgeon.

Our Boards and Committees

As a Fellow or Member of the College you will have opportunities to become a member of one of our boards and committees which actively influence developments not only within the College but across the profession as a whole.

Our Museum

Surgeons' Hall Museums (SHM) are owned by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and consist of the Wohl Pathology Museum, the History of Surgery Museum and The Dental Collection. Fellows, Members and Affiliates can gain free access to our Museum. For further information click here or contact museum@rcsed.ac.uk 

Our Library

Personal library services using our well-resourced medical and surgical library; with the latest in texts, journals and electronic resources. You can find out more here.

Privilege Cards for our Food & Beverage Outlets

All Fellows, Members and Affiliates are entitled to a Privilege Card which entitles them to a 15% discount on food and beverage in all our outlets including our newly opened Café 1505.  You can request one from our College Reception Team.

Professional Discounts

As part of our membership you will receive online discounts for medical publishers including Oxford University Press, Wiley-Blackwell, Quintessence Publishing and Elsevier.

Above all, as a Fellow, Member or Affiliate of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh you become part of a proud tradition of innovation and excellence that stretches back over more than 500 years but which has its eye firmly on the future. Today, in its sixth century, the College continues to promote the highest standards in education, assessment and surgical practice. It also contributes whole-heartedly, directly and indirectly, to the health and well-being of millions, through the dedication and skills of its membership as they constantly strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients in their care.

For further information about membership benefits email membership@rcsed.ac.uk 

For confirmation and/or verification of your qualifications, please contact verifications@rsced.ac.uk 

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