As a student member of the Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA), you are part of a professional membership body that campaigns for progress and change in the profession, advises government and takes part in national debates on medical, clinical and public health issues.

Why should I join?

For just £1 per month, the FPA will support you throughout your education, training and professional development. We offer all sorts of useful tools, resources and events tailored specifically to help you excel in your studies and make the most of your time at university, including:

  • discounts on a range of RCP conferences, workshops and events
  • online career development content
  • access to the RCP's Commentary magazine and Clinical Medicine journal
  • regular communications through the FPA president’s bulletin and RCP member emails
  • library services including access to ejournals and ebookspostal book loansdocument delivery and use of RCP study spaces.


To become a student member of the Faculty of Physician Associates you should be enrolled in an approved physician associate programme in the UK.

PA Students - How to Apply

1:  Login  or  register  for your My RCP account which gives you access to a number of the benefits listed above. You can login in by clicking on the right-hand side of the page. Once you are logged in, please click the 'Join' button to enter into the application portal.

2. Complete the online application form for FPA membership.

You will need to provide a completed self-disclosure form and a copy of your passport or driving license/provisional driving license.

Please note applications can take up two weeks to process from date of application.

Payment Options

As a new member, you can pay for your FPA membership by:

  • Direct Debit (as a one-off annual payment or in monthly installments); or
  • Online card payment through your MyRCP account

You can log into your MyRCP account at anytime to update your payment method. 

Please do not hesitate to  get in touch  if you have any questions.