Become an Associate Member

Join a network of clinicians who take a particular interest in transforming the health of children and young people.
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About

Associate members can reside anywhere in the world. To apply, you hold a primary medical qualification and work mainly in child health.

We offer an optional reduced subscription to our journal, Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Associate membership of the RCPCH may be of particular interest to:

  • SAS (Specialty and Associate Specialist) doctors
  • Clinical Fellows
  • Trust Doctors
  • Locum Appointment for Training (LAT) doctors
  • General Practitioners who have not passed MRCPCH Clinical and work mainly with children, especially if applying for the Diploma of Child Health.

If you are preparing to go into specialist training in the UK and are not in run-through training, you can also register for training. This gives you access to our online tool RCPCH ePortfolio, which records your progression. 

You can register for training when you apply for membership. If you already have Associate membership and would like to add training, please contact our Training Services team on training.services@rcpch.ac.uk.

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Membership and training fees

Membership / training Annual fee 2019 Monthly fee via Direct Debit (UK bank accounts only) 2019
Membership

Associate membership + Archives of Disease in Childhood
UK / North America / Europe rate

£349 £29.08

Associate membership only
UK / North America / Europe rate

£249 £20.75

Associate membership + Archives of Disease in Childhood
Other countries

£166 £13.83

Associate membership only
Other countries

£66 £5.50
Training

Training fee
Full time training

£112 £9.33
Training fee
Less than full time training
£69 £5.75

Additional fees charged for UK members: 

  • Overseas levy - 4% of membership subscription fee
  • Visiting fellows levy - £5

Benefits

Membership offers the following benefits:

Requirements

You must be working as a medical practitioner, with at least 50% of your work related to child health.

Associate membership may be of particular interest to Staff, Associate Specialist and Specialty (SAS) Doctors, Clinical Fellows, Trust Doctors, Locums and General Practitioners (GPs) who work mainly with children, especially if applying for the Diploma of Child Health.

Application timeline

Associate members are admitted on a monthly basis. Applications received by the 8th of each month will be considered for commencement of membership from the 1st of the following month.

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

Contact

For more information or help, contact us on membership@rcpch.ac.uk.

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