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Benefits of membership of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine can be found on this page.

Rights, Privileges & Further Information

+ Retiring Fellows & Revalidation

For the purposes of subscriptions, the College defines retired members as ‘members who are retired from NHS work and do not have a licence to practice’.

If they continue to revalidate and therefore equip themselves for employment they will continue to pay the normal membership subscriptions even if they have retired from their full time NHS post. If income from medical practice is less than the lower income rate (£35K) then there is a 50% reduction available for these members.

Those members who has ceased to revalidate and are therefore ineligible to continue to work as a medical practitioner may choose one of the following retired fellow options:

(a) An annual reduced fee as a retired Fellow or
(b) Pay a single ‘one-off’ life Fellowship fee.

Either of these choices would have an optional EMJ subscription of £78.00 per annum in addition to the membership subscription.

+ Retired Fellows who are working in other areas (medico-legal or other speciality)

It will be necessary for you to seek guidance from the GMC on how to remain as a specialist in your field.

+ Useful Documents + Diploma Ceremonies

Every year a diploma ceremony is held on the first Thursday of December to recognise and celebrate the achievements of those doctors who have passed the FRCEM and the MRCEM and those ACPs who have recently credentialed. Invites will be sent to all eligible graduands in the summer before the ceremony, where graduands will have the opportunity to book for themselves and their guests. Please note, guest numbers may be restricted due to venue capacity but all key information regarding this will be included within the initial invite.

The next ceremony is due to be held on Thursday 2 December in London at Central Hall Westminster. Those doctors who passed their FRCEM or MRCEM, and those ACPs who credentialed between 1 June 2019 and 31 May 2020 will be eligible attend. If you passed your exams or credentialed after this time, you will be invited to the next ceremony.

Use of College Post-Nominals

Members and Fellows are reminded that only the Post-Nominal letters authorised by the College are MRCEM and FRCEM as set out below: Use of these post-nominal letters is restricted to those members and fellows who have paid their annual subscription.

Member Category Post Nominal
Fellow by Examination FRCEM
Fellow by Election FRCEM
Fellow Ad Eundem FRCEM
Honorary Fellow FRCEM (Hon)
Member by Examination MRCEM
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