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Today, the College has over 16,000 members worldwide. We’re proud to support this community of women’s healthcare professionals as they continue to advance their O&G training and practice. Find out more about the benefits provided with this membership below.

Who can become a Member of the RCOG?

Doctors who have passed all three parts of the MRCOG exam are eligible for full College membership and, if elected, Fellowship (a title which can also be awarded to non-members).

Who is eligible for a Fellowship?

There are a number of types of fellowship, each of which are awarded to different healthcare professionals with different distinctions. Some of our fellowships are awarded to people outside of the medical profession, who are not yet members of the College.

For Members, a fellowship might be awarded if you have made a significant contribution to O&G through research, teaching or publication. Normally, those elected will have been Members for at least 12 years. Find out how to be considered for election to the fellowship.


What are the benefits of being Fellow or Member of the RCOG?

Awards, grants and prizes

Through the generosity of benefactors and the legacies of past members, the College offers annual awards and fellowships including research grants, travel awards and lectureships

Globally recognised clinical resources to set standards in women's health

Clinical guidance

Receive timely updates on the latest clinical guidance, enhanced content including infographics and visual summaries. 

Library services

Professional researchers and the College’s library team are at your disposal, using some of the best databases and research tools to support your work

Tailored support throughout your career

CPD and revalidation

We are committed to providing and promoting opportunities for clinicians globally to focus on their continuing professional development (CPD). All our resources and materials are designed to help healthcare professionals advance the safety and quality of the care they provide to girls and women.

Supporting your development and revalidation

Alongside our CPD programme, the College provides resources to help doctors preparing for revalidation.

RCOG eLearning

On-demand access to core training tutorials, case studies, workplace support and much more via our RCOG eLearning platform. With the exception of some exam materials, these resources are included in your subscription.

Events discount

Exclusive discounted rates on RCOG events and courses. We run a mixture of in-person, hybrid and virtual courses for clinicians at all career stages. All our virtual courses include at least three-month post event access to support your ongoing learning. 

Stay up to date on the latest global developments in women's health

The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (TOG)

Receive unique peer reviewed resources to guide your continued professional development (CPD). This influential quarterly journal is available to all members and has a range of enhanced content and features. Login to your College account or view on the official TOG app.

British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG)

This high-impact monthly international journal will connect you with the latest ground-breaking research in obstetrics and gynaecology. Fellows and Members can read this academic journal and enhanced features online or access all articles via the official app.

Shape the future work of the College

Voting rights

Fellows and Members up to date with their subscriptions fees can vote in Presidential and regional elections.

Get involved

We actively seek the expertise of our members as we work to improve women’s healthcare worldwide through education, training and improving clinical quality. This includes committee and honorary positions which help guide our decision-making and make sure our members’ voices are represented in everything we do.

Elsewhere on the site

Membership support

The Membership team provides support to the College’s membership based in the British Isles and overseas. We can help you if you have a query about your subscription, admission ceremony, or if you have any change in your circumstances. 

Retired Fellows and Members

Thinking about your retirement? As a retired Fellow or Member, you’ll still be joined to the College and can stay connected to our activities, news and membership benefits.