Medical examiner membership

College membership for medical examiners

The Royal College of Pathologists would like to welcome new medical examiners as members of the College. As part of their membership they will be awarded the use of the new post nominals ‘RCPathME’ while they remain members.

Medical examiners will be eligible to join on completion of:

  • 26 eLfH Medical Examiner e-learning modules (Nov 2018 revision)
  • the RCPath face-to-face Medical Examiner training (online or in person)

They must also demonstrate current registration with the GMC or equivalent medical registration from overseas body and have a licence to practise.

On completion of the face-to-face training you will be invited to apply for membership of the Royal College of Pathologists. If you haven’t received this or need it resent, please contact This is optional and will not affect your ability to work as a medical examiner. An annual membership fee, currently £102, (2021) will be charged to become a member and use the post nominals. Existing RCPath Fellows are not required to pay the £102 annual membership fee but must complete the application form. If you wish to join our CPD scheme, please email the CPD team Please note that there is an additional charge of £112 to join the scheme.