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Benefits of membership

The College offers a comprehensive set of benefits designed to help maintain the correct standards of the specialty and to provide added value to our membership.

This page provides information about the benefits of full membership of the College (Fellows and Members).

Elsewhere on the site you’ll find information about the benefits of other membership categories: 

Benefits of RCOG membership


  • The right to use post-nominals (FRCOG and MRCOG) awarded by the College
  • CPD programme (separate subscription required for those on a concessionary rate)
  • Access to many of the tutorials on RCOG eLearning – includes free access to 97 core training tutorials, a number of case studies for professional development, tutorials on technical and non-technical skills and some online lectures. Some resources, e.g. exam preparation tutorials and newer online lectures, have an additional fee


  • BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: a monthly peer-reviewed academic journal providing the best original research in women’s health around the world
  • TOG: The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist: a quarterly journal aimed at supporting your CPD activities and an essential component in keeping you up to date with developments in our specialty
  • O&G magazine: your triannual membership magazine full of College news and the opportunity to share your initiatives with the rest of the membership
  • O&G News: your monthly eNewsletter containing important information within O&G, updates from College Officers as well as news and upcoming events from the RCOG

Knowledge and resources

  • eJournal access: the RCOG library holds a unique collection of electronic journals that are free to access for our membership, trainees, associates and affiliates
  • Library enquiry: professional researchers and the College’s library team are at your disposal, using some of the best databases and research tools to support your work
  • Databases: you can receive advice and assistance about the use of key databases such as MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library

Access to College facilities

  • Access to the College reading rooms
  • Discounts for hire of College facilities: function rooms, meetings and private function hire for our membership; as a member of the RCOG you will receive 15% off the standard rate of courses

Discounted benefits


  • RCOG awards, grants and prizes: through the generosity of benefactors and the legacies of past members, the College offers annual awards and fellowships including research grants, travel awards and lectureships
  • Online Register of Fellows and Members (access via ‘My account’ – you’ll need to sign in to the website)
  • Media advice
  • Voting rights

Please note that the above benefits are only available to Fellows and Members of the College who are not in subscription arrears.


Contact us

If you have any questions about your membership package, please email or call +44 20 7772 6248.


Elsewhere on the site

Membership support
Contact details for the Membership team – here to answer your queries
Membership news
Membership magazine, e-newsletter, membership surveys, obituaries and more