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The RSM is a charity and one of the country's major providers of postgraduate medical education.

About the RSM

The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) is a registered charity and membership organisation. ​Our vision is better healthcare for better lives. By sharing learning and supporting innovation, our goal is to be the leading provider of continuing learning to healthcare professionals.

We deliver multidisciplinary, specialist and general education, as well as professional development, drawing on the support of leading experts in over 50 specialist areas of medicine. We have a global network of 20,000 members. Bringing together healthcare professionals across specialties, we offer a range of membership options for every career stage, from students to retirement.

Our learning resources span a wide collection of books, journals, electronic journals and online medical databases. We are home to one of the finest physical and digital medical libraries in the world. We connect those involved and interested in healthcare and, by leveraging expertise from across the RSM, we support, help and inspire the innovators developing the medical products and services of tomorrow.

The RSM is a Royal Charter body registered with the Privy Council, and our official Patron is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Strategy 2021–2026

Learn more about our 2021–2026 strategy, in which we share our plans for delivering our vision: better healthcare for better lives.

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How we are governed

Meet the people who govern the RSM, including members of the RSM Council, Academic Board and our Senior Management team.

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Our history

Learn how the RSM, established in the rooms of a barristers’ chambers at Gray’s Inn, grew from humble beginnings to take up residence in London’s medical quarter.

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Venue hire

The RSM's venue space, 1 Wimpole Street is located in central London and offers event spaces for 2 to 300 people. The diverse range of services includes rooms for hybrid and live-streamed conferences, meetings and training or social events such as anniversary or birthday celebrations. 1 Wimpole Street also has a civil wedding licence.

Contact us today on 020 7290 2979.

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Get involved

There are many ways you can get involved with the work of the RSM. 

As an RSM member, you can join a Section Council within your specialty and shape the future of our education programme.

If you are looking to publish research or an article, you can submit your manuscript to JRSM or JRSM Open for consideration.

Become a Friend of the Library and help fund our conservation programme so that we can ensure the ongoing preservation of the RSM's Library collection.

Latest news

Read the latest news and activities from the RSM.

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Don’t dismiss women’s concerns about heart disease, cardiologists told at RSM event

The damaging impacts of treating women’s heart health less seriously than men’s were underlined at the end of a day-long ‘State of the Art’ Cardiology training event at the Royal Society of Medicine on Tuesday (27 September 2022).

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The RSM welcomes 25 new Section Presidents

The Royal Society of Medicine has announced 25 new Section Presidents. Responsible for leading the specialist education programmes for their Sections, the volunteers take up their posts at the start of the new academic year on 1 October. 

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RSM exhibition celebrates bicentenary of Louis Pasteur

A new exhibition at the Royal Society of Medicine celebrates the life and work of Louis Pasteur, 200 years after his birth.

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The Royal Family and the RSM

Find out more about the role the Royal Family has played in the life of the RSM. 

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Sponsorship

Get involved with our events through a range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. 

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Council minutes

Minutes from RSM Council meetings are available online to RSM members only. Members need to sign in to access the minutes.

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Environmental sustainability

The Royal Society of Medicine is committed to environmental sustainability and tackling climate change.

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Job vacancies

View our latest job vacancies and learn more about working at the RSM. 

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