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

The Royal Society of Medicine is a leading provider of high-quality continuing postgraduate education and learning to the medical profession. Its mission is to advance health, through education and innovation.

Independent and apolitical, the RSM also aims to actively encourage and support those who are entering medicine and healthcare.

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

Diversity

The Royal Society of Medicine acknowledges the pain and suffering that racism has caused and continues to cause and stands in solidarity with those who pursue equity, justice, human dignity for all and an end to racism. In particular, as the current crisis has unfolded, it is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic is widening inequalities, through all the social determinants of health and well-being, which clearly include racism. We will take action to identify and redress inequalities in our organisation and to build a Society in which all are valued equally.

What we do

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Our mission, vision and values

Find out more about the RSM’s mission, vision and values.

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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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Job vacancies

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

Careers at the RSM
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Our history

Learn how the RSM, established in 1805 in the back two rooms of a barristers’ chambers at Gray’s Inn, grew from humble beginnings to take up residence in London’s medical quarter.

History of the RSM
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Get involved

There are many ways to get involved with the important work that we do, from volunteering on a Section Council to contributing to our journal.

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Latest news

Read the latest news and activities from the RSM.

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The road towards digital education at the RSM

Professor Nik Patel reports on progress towards digitally integrated education at the RSM.

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Confronting the health challenges of climate change

Professor Linda Luxon explains why the impact of climate change on health needs to be moved higher up the agenda.

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Joining the effort in vaccinating against COVID-19

Revising for finals, volunteering as a vaccinator; life’s a juggle for final year medical student Brian Wang.

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Making up for lost time in medical education

A recent commentary published by JRSM discusses the challenges and opportunities for undergraduate clinical teaching during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Media releases

COVID-19: Schools urgently need guidelines on improving ventilation in classrooms

6 February 2021

There is an urgent need for guidelines on how schools can use ventilation to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the classroom, according to doctors at Imperial College London and the headteacher of a secondary school in Pinner, Middlesex.

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COVID-19: Science scepticism may be reinforced by UK rush to approve vaccines

15 January 2021

Former director of public health Professor John Ashton has said that scientific scepticism may be reinforced by the UK’s rush to approve COVID vaccines for public use and the apparent political desire to be the first out of the blocks in contrast to our European neighbours.

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COVID-19: Call for millions spent on failing privatised test and trace system to be diverted to local services

28 October 2020

A group of doctors is calling on the government to divert the hundreds of millions of pounds being spent on the failing centralised privatised COVID-19 national test and trace service into local primary care, local NHS labs and local public health services.

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Covid-19: Pooled testing among recommendations to fix test, trace and isolate system

16 October 2020

In a series of recommendations to fix the struggling Covid-19 test, trace and isolate system in England, health researchers say that pooled testing for Covid-19 could significantly increase testing capacity in a relatively short space of time.

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Reports

Annual reports and strategy

Read and download the RSM’s annual reports and strategy plans.

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RSM 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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Services

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Venue hire

Looking for a conference venue or meeting room for your next event? The RSM's venue space, 1 Wimpole Street is located in central London and offers event spaces for 10 to 300 people.

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Sponsorship & exhibiting

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

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