Becoming a Student Associate

If you are a UK based medical student interested in a career in psychiatry, your first step should be to become a Student Associate member of the College. It's free and there are lots of benefits.

Why become an Associate?

  1. Network: You’ll be invited to free events designed for medical students, and get discounted rates to the College’s International Congress, the biggest psychiatry event in the UK attended by psychiatrists worldwide.
  2. Learn: You get free electronic subscription to some fantastic magazines (BJPsych, BJPsych Bulletin,) and a 10% discount on other RCPsych Publications.
  3. Stay up to date: You’ll receive regular e-newsletters from the College, aimed at Student Associates. You'll also receive copies of the biannual Associate magazine, Future Psych.
  4. Practice: Get free access to Trainees Online (TrOn), our online training module.
  5. Good value: Free to all UK medical students.

How to become an Associate

Please register as a new member and follow the instructions.

International medical students 

If you are medical student at a university based outside the UK and are ineligible for Student Associate Membership, you can:


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