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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.

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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.

Covid webinars: making an impact

RSM Covid-19 webinars: making an impact

In March 2020, as the potentially devastating impact of Covid-19 on the NHS became clear, the RSM moved to swiftly to produce a series of webinars to provide essential medical education about this new disease for health workers caring for patients on the frontline.

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COVID-19 Series: Resources on women's health and pregnancy

Resources on guidelines and evidence summaries about COVID-19 and women's health and pregnancy.

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COVID-19 Series: Resources on BAME healthcare

Resources on evidence behind black, Asian and ethnic minority patients affected by COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Series: Resources on childcare

Resources on transmission of COVID-19 in children, and impacts on education and mental health.

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Media releases

COVID-19: society's response discriminates against ethnic minorities and migrants

11 June 2020

Society's response to COVID-19 is harming ethnic minorities and migrants, according to global health experts writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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Covid-19: hospital response risks worsening health inequalities

15 May 2020

Disadvantaged and marginalised people face worsening health inequalities as a result of the difficult choices made by NHS hospitals in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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UK coronavirus policy places people aged 60-69 at increased risk

22 April 2020

The 7.3 million people in the UK aged between 60 and 69 are at increased risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19.

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Stress in small children separated from their parents may alter genes

14 February 2020

Experts in the emotional needs of small children say increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol in babies and small children who are separated from their parents, especially their mothers, could have a long-term genetic impact on future generations.

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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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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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