Become a Fellow (by registration)

Fellowship is the pinnacle of RCPCH membership - it recognises practitioners who have completed their specialist training and celebrates their contribution to paediatrics and child health.


If you are working in a substantive, non-training post, and are on the General Medical Council (GMC) or Irish Medical Council (IMC) Specialist Registers for Paediatrics, you can apply for Fellowship via registration. You must be a Fellow to apply for some College posts, such as President and Vice President.

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Membership subscriptions 2024

Country of residence Annual subscription
UK  £630 (£52.50 per month if paying monthly by Direct Debit (UK bank accounts only)
Rest of Europe and North America £447
Rest of world (middle upper income) £286
Rest of world (middle lower income) £227

Benefits of fellowship

  • Use of FRCPCH designation
  • FRCPCH lapel pin
  • Fellowship certificate
  • Voting rights, such as for the RCPCH President, Officers or on major changes to the College representation on Council, our governing body (see eligibility requirements in the RCPCH regulations)
  • Representation on Council
  • Regional support
  • Use of the members’ room in RCPCH London office
  • Opportunities to apply for senior College posts, including President and Vice President
  • Exclusive events for Fellows

Resources and communications

Professional development


To apply for Fellowship via registration, you must be registered on the General Medical Council (GMC) or Irish Medical Council (IMC) Specialist Registers for Paediatrics.

Note that Fellowship is also available by election for those not on the GMC Specialist Register but who are working in a substantive, non-training post and have achieved distinction.

Application timeline

Fellows who apply via registration are admitted on a monthly basis. Applications received by the 8th of each month will be considered for commencement of fellowship from the 1st of the following month.

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


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