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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.

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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Birthday Honours 2019: RSM members recognised

The RSM would like to congratulate all of our members who have been recognised in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2019 Birthday Honours list.

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President's update: May 2019

Read the latest President's update from Sir Simon Wessely.

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Early career researchers gather for RSM mentoring workshop

The RSM hosted a UK-leading innovation workshop, focused on filling a gap for innovation in bringing together early-stage entrepreneurs with senior clinicians, to spot challenges and new opportunities for the inventions and ideas in med tech.

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Nominations being sought for RSM President and Trustees

Nominations are now being sought for the next President of the RSM and two trustees for the RSM Council.

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Media releases

Call for green burial corridors alongside roads, railways and country footpaths

5 July 2019

A leading public health expert is calling for a strategic initiative to develop green burial corridors alongside major transport routes because British graveyards and cemeteries are rapidly running out of room.

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NHS-funded private sector hip operations worsening health inequality

7 June 19

New research in JRSM shows that the increasing use of the private sector for hip surgery in England is driving down NHS provision.

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Visible public health leadership needed to boost vaccine coverage

5 June 19

Public health expert Professor John Ashton is calling for local directors of public health to provide visible leadership to address the recent systematic deterioration of vaccine coverage levels.

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Da Vinci’s hand impairment caused by nerve damage, not stroke​, suggests new study

4 May 2019

New analysis of 16th-century drawing by Italian doctors concludes da Vinci’s right hand affected by ulnar palsy, rather than stroke

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Reports

Annual reports

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

The RSM has two outstanding venue spaces – 1 Wimpole Street and Chandos House – that are available for hire.

Venue hire
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Sponsorship & exhibiting

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

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