Become an Affiliate Member (foundation doctor)

If you are a foundation year doctor (FY1, FY2) or a 'F3' doctor who has left the foundation programme, interested in paediatrics and resident in the UK, you can become an RCPCH Affiliate member for free. You will enjoy access to a wide range of specialist information and discounts.

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Affiliate membership - foundation doctor Annual fee

Monthly fee (via Direct Debit - UK bank accounts only)

Subscription only Free Free
With Archives of Disease in Childhood, our journal £100 £8.33


Membership offers the following benefits:

  • careers advice
  • 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
  • reduced fees for RCPCH Annual Conference and other courses and events
  • optional subscription to our journal, Archives of Disease in Childhood, for £100/year (cost to non-members is £409 a year)
  • the innovative Paediatric Care Online resource.

"F3" doctors also have access to ePortfolio-lite for up to one year.


You must be an FY1 or FY2 Doctor enrolled on a UK Foundation programme, or a 'F3' doctor.

Application timeline

Applications are usually processed within five working days of receipt.

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


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