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.
The Society actively encourages and supports all those entering medicine and aims to be a significant provider of education to the wider healthcare team.
Each year the RSM organises over 350 academic and public events spanning 55 areas of special interest, providing over 35,000 doctors and other health professionals with a multi-disciplinary forum for discussion and debate.
The RSM is home to one of the finest medical libraries in the world, with an extensive collection of books, journals, electronic journals and online medical databases.
As well as providing education for doctors and other health professionals, the Society aims to promote an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine, both within the health professions and with responsible and informed public opinion.
Independent and apolitical, the Society provides a neutral platform for informed debate about important, often controversial, healthcare topics.
The Society does not campaign or lobby for policy change and is not a policy-making body. It does not issue guidelines or standards of care.