Junior membership

For UK doctors in specialty paediatric training before completing the MRCPCH examinations.

Most trainee paediatricians in the UK are required to apply for Junior membership and register for training for access to RCPCH ePortfolio.

You will be required to pay both membership and training costs.

If you join on any date after 1 January, you will pay a pro rata amount.

Membership subscription Cost per year
With Archives of Disease in Childhood £201
Without Archives of Disease in Childhood £101

 

Training fee Cost per year
Full time training £212
Less than full time training £127

 

Benefits

Quarterly newsletter

College publications, including free access to online Child Protection Companion and the Paediatrician’s Handbook

Listing on online members' directory

Option to receive regular email news bulletins

Use of the members’ room in RCPCH London office

Trainee representation – having a voice at the College through the Trainees' Committee

Reduced fees for the RCPCH Conference and other courses and events

Optional subscription to the College journal, Archives of Disease in Childhood, at a special reduced rate of £100 (usually £409)

RCPCH account with personalised dashboard

The innovative Paediatric Care Online resource

Access to Research Funding Database

Requirements

Registration for training gives you access to the online assessment tool (RCPCH ePortfolio), and contributes to the START assessment taken towards the end of your training. You can register for training at the same time as applying for junior membership.

If you a paediatric trainee in a GMC-approved run-through training post, and preparing for the MRCPCH examinations, you are required to apply for junior membership and register for training. 

If you are a paediatric trainee in an FTSTA (fixed term specialty training appointment) or a LAT (locum appointed for training) post, you are encouraged to apply for membership and register for training. RCPCH ePortfolio is useful to record your progression, especially if you are considering applying to specialty training in the future.

Application timeline

Junior members are admitted on a monthly basis. Applications received by the 14th of each month will be considered for commencement of Junior membership from the 1st of the following month.

Please ensure you read the Membership bye-laws and regulations before applying.