Fellowship of the College is awarded as a mark of distinction and recognition of contributions to psychiatry. Because it is a College award, candidates and citators are asked to demonstrate and evidence significant contributions to the core purposes of the Royal College of Psychiatrists:
- Setting standards and promoting excellence in mental health care.
- Leading, representing and supporting psychiatrists.
- Working with service users, carers and their organisations.
Candidates are invited also to document their contributions to the College's stated aim of patient centred practice through: Professionalism, innovation and research, lifelong learning, fairness and inclusion, ethical practice and multi-disciplinary working. If successful, Fellows are entitled to use the designation ‘FRCPsych’ once they have paid the prescribed registration fee.
Nominees for the Fellowship must be subscribing Members of the College at the time when nominations are submitted. Sponsors will be notified if this is not the case.
Nominations are considered annually by College committees.
All Members who have achieved 10 years in Membership as at 1 January 2017 are encouraged to consider applying for Fellowship for the 2017/2018 round. The deadline for submission is 30 June 2017.
All applications received will be submitted to the Nominations Committee for consideration. The outcome of the decisions made by the Nominations Committee will be sent to the applicants in October / November.
For any further information about Fellowship please contact Richa Kataria, Membership Operations Manager on 020 3701 2580 / 020 3701 2589 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations for the College Fellowship must be supported by two Sponsors, both of whom must be subscribing Members of the College.
Sponsors must not be members of the Education, Training & Standards Committee at the time of submitting their nomination.
Please ensure that you read the guidance notes before completing the nomination forms.