The Royal College of Emergency Medicine provides a range of membership categories to cover all areas of those working in and with the Speciality.
All applications are received through the same application link via the Manage your Membership page
The flowchart below provides some guidance on which category you would be eligible for based on your qualifications and career level.
A full explanation of our differing categories can be found below.+ Fellowship
Following changes to exams curriculum from August 2021 meaning trainees are able to complete FRCEM earlier in their career pathway. Following member feedback on this issue we have reviewed the membership subscriptions we charge for trainees who have achieved FRCEM to provide a reduction for members in this situation.
For trainees: For doctors still in training who have completed FRCEM a reduced fellowship subscription is available for up to three years or until they complete training and achieve CCT.
For non-trainees: For doctors not on a training pathway the reduced fellowship fee is available for up to three years or until they complete CESR.
From October 2022 for individuals working in a substantive post in EM satisfy either of the following:
Shall be a Credentialled Emergency Medicine ACP and have been working in UK Emergency Medicine as a Credentialled ACP for a minimum of 36 months (for such persons working less than full-time, the time requirements will be increased pro rata as defined by the Vice President.
From 2018 changes to the RCEM membership structure came into place affecting:
These changes were designed to improve the inclusivity of RCEM, reflect the makeup and team-based nature of the speciality, and also to further strengthen the College’s brand and position as the representative body for Emergency Medicine in the UK.