Physician associate student membership 

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 postal book loans, document 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.

Alternatively, you may be eligible for student membership if you are enrolled in a programme of education established in the UK or another country to produce a practitioner with comparable competencies, duties and responsibilities to the American Physician Associates. This is providing that the training programme includes physician and physician associate instructors, preceptors and/or mentors, and trains in the medical model.

How to apply

You can apply for physician associate student membership by downloading the form below and returning it to [email protected] .

Please make sure to download, complete and save the form on your computer before attaching it to the email.