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Being an RCOG Associate provides you with tools and resources to keep their O&G knowledge and skills up-to-date, enabling them to deliver the highest standards of care for girls and women.

This is the first level of professional RCOG membership and can be a starting point for those aspiring to full membership.

RCOG Associates are global medical practitioners working in the field of women’s healthcare. Associates have medical degrees but do not hold the MRCOG qualification. Becoming an RCOG Associate opens the door to a global community of experienced O&G practitioners and exclusive resources.

RCOG Associate benefits

Professional development

Tailored support throughout your career

CPD and revalidation

We are committed to providing and promoting opportunities for clinicians globally to focus on their continuing professional development (CPD). All our resources and materials are designed to help healthcare professionals advance the safety and quality of the care they provide to girls and women.

RCOG Learning

On-demand access to core training tutorials, case studies, workplace support and much more via our RCOG Learning platform. With the exception of some exam materials, these resources are included in your subscription.

Events discount

Exclusive discounted rates on RCOG events and courses. We run a mixture of in-person, hybrid and virtual courses for clinicians at all career stages. All our virtual courses include at least three-month post event access to support your ongoing learning. 

Publications and communications

Stay up to date on the latest global developments in women's health

The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (TOG)

Receive unique peer reviewed resources to guide your continued professional development (CPD). This influential quarterly journal is available to all members and has a range of enhanced content and features. Login to your College account or view on the official TOG app.

Clinical guidance and resources

Globally recognised clinical resources to set standards in women's health

Clinical guidance

Receive timely updates on the latest clinical guidance, enhanced content including infographics and visual summaries. 

Library services

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

RCOG Associate FAQs

You must meet the following criteria to become an RCOG Associate:

  • Have a medical degree
  • Be working in or have an interest in women’s health care
  • Have NOT passed the MRCOG Part 3 exam

This is not aimed individuals in a UK training role. 

We have tailored the cost of RCOG Associate membership depending on your main country of residence:

Uk and Republic of Ireland

Standard fee: £271

UK and Republic of Ireland fees are for individuals resident in the UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland, Gibraltar and HM British Armed Forces.


You will pay a rate dependent on the band in which your country of residence is located. These bands reflect the per capita income as shown by the latest World Bank figures.

  • Band A: £271
  • Band B: £113
  • Band C: £82

View the country bandings here


You can pay your annual subscription in a number of ways:


You can make a payment online through the My Payments section of your account.

If you have forgotten your password please follow the forgotten password process carefully and correctly.


Telephone our Finance team with your card details on +44 (0) 207 772 6310 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm UK time).

Cheque or bank draft

If you’re paying by cheque drawn on a UK bank account or draft (in sterling) it should be made payable to 'RCOG'. Please ensure your College number is printed on the reverse.

All correspondence should be addressed to:

Finance team
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
10-18 Union Street


If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Membership team: