Become an RCR member

Becoming a member of The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) means joining our community of over 12,000 members worldwide. We provide a range of membership categories to be inclusive of those who are working in or interested in clinical oncology or clinical radiology.

To become a member of the RCR, you need to apply online and follows these steps below:

  1. You will first need to create an online account, using the Register option. If you already have an account, please go straight to the next step.
  2. Login to your RCR account and click on the My membership tab. Please note that to become a member, you will need to meet certain eligibility criteria.
  3. You will need to provide your personal details, such as your address and contact information, as well as being required to submit several documents. Please see the important information section for information on what you need to upload.
  4. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be informed via your online account whether your application has been successful. You may be required to revisit your application – for example, if we require further documentation from you.
  5. If your application is successful, you will need to make an online payment for your membership fees to activate your RCR membership. This will be displayed on the My membership tab of your RCR account. Following payment, we will make your account active and email you the final details of your membership.

Important information  

  • A complete application will take a minimum of 10 working days to be reviewed. If your application is urgent, please make sure you give yourself enough time to apply online.
  • All requested documents must be uploaded to your application – we cannot proceed without the evidence requested. Please submit the correct documentation to ensure your application is not delayed.
  • All documents must be provided in English.
  • All documents must be currently valid and in date – for example, practising certificate or evidence of registration with medical council.
  • If you are a doctor working in a non-training post in clinical oncology or clinical radiology, who does not hold a postgraduate qualification in clinical oncology or clinical radiology, please contact the membership team to enquire about joining the RCR.
  • Membership of the RCR does not entitle you to use MRCR after your name.
  • If you have recently achieved Fellowship, we will be in contact regarding joining the RCR as a Fellow, you will not need to make an application.

Membership fees

Unless you join in June at the start of the membership year, the subscription fees are a pro-rata amount, based on when you join the RCR. The full fees will be due at the beginning of the next membership year (on 1 June).

Membership eligibility  

  • You will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility for membership and if you are eligible you will be required to submit documents pertaining to your application.
  • If you are applying for Membership (Non-Training), you will be required to submit evidence of your postgraduate degree and of your GMC (or local equivalent) registration.
  • If you are applying for Specialist Trainee Membership, you will be required to submit evidence of your training role and of your GMC (or local equivalent) registration.
  • If you are applying for Associate (Non-Training) Membership, you will be required to submit evidence of your professional role and of your GMC (or local equivalent) registration.
  • If you are applying for IPEM Associate (Non-Training) Membership, you will be required to submit evidence of your professional role and confirmation of your IPEM membership.

Find out more about the benefits of being an RCR member.

 
Members talking at conference

Address and telephone contact details

The Royal College of Radiologists
63 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London
WC2A 3JW
Telephone: +44(0) 20 7405 1282
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