This guide provides you with initial information to enable you to assess your eligibility for the award of Fellowship of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and to guide you through the application process.
The full application and assessment criteria and forms for RCM Fellowship are available below:
If Fellowship of the RCM interests you, and you require further information the Fellowship Administrator, Membership Unit Supervisor, Membership Department of the RCM will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
The Fellowship Administrator can be contacted by telephone on 020 7312 3463, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter to RCM Headquarters at 15 Mansfield Street, London W1G 9NH.
More detailed information and an application form can be obtained from the Fellowship Administrator by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the address above.
If you wish to proceed with an application you should gather the required evidence until you decide your portfolio is ready for submission. Careful preparation will help to ensure that your application is successful.
Once you are confident that your portfolio of evidence fully meets the criteria you should submit an application in accordance with the detailed information mentioned at Step 2 above.
If your application proceeds beyond the initial examination stage you will be invited to meet with the Assessment Panel to give a verbal presentation in support of your application.
If your application is supported by the Assessment Panel, the General Secretary of the RCM will offer to register you as a Fellow of The Royal College of Midwives and you will be invited to accept the offer in writing and provide a:
If your name is entered on the Register of Fellows of The RCM you will be entitled to:
describe yourself as a Fellow of The Royal College of Midwives and use the letters FRCM after your name and statutory qualifications
receive a scroll indicating that you are a Fellow of the RCM
receive a distinctive insignia which you may wear to show that you are a Fellow of the RCM
be invited by the College to attend, as a Fellow of the RCM, either alone or with others, forums concerning midwifery and related matters
meet together with other Fellows of the RCM to consider and make recommendations to the College on matters relevant to the College