Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, is an institute of physicians and surgeons in Glasgow, Scotland.

Founded by Peter Lowe after receiving a royal charter by James VI in 1599, as a Glasgow Faculty, this institution originally existed as a regulatory authority to ensure that physicians, surgeons and dentists were well trained. In the 1st century or so, it included apothecaries and barbers, but these were excluded by 1722. In 1909, it gained the "royal" moniker, and was known as the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RFPSG). By 1962, it was renamed again as it became a college, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG), by which name it is known today.[1]

The College previously offered a Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (LRCPS or LRCPSG) which entitled the bearer to practice medicine, and was registrable with the General Medical Council as a primary medical qualification as a part of the "Scottish Triple Conjoint Diploma". From 1994, until the abolition of non-university qualifying examinations in 1999, this was offered through the United Examining Board.

Now mainly concerned with postgraduate medical education, offering Membership and Fellowship to appropriately qualified physicians, surgeons, dentists and podiatrists. They also offer a number of specialist postgraduate diplomas to medical practitioners in various subjects including dermatology, child health, geriatric medicine, travel health, ophthalmology, and dentistry.

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  1. ^ BMJ review of two books on the history of the RCPSG

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  • Illingworth, Sir Charles.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Glasgow: 1980. 16 pp (No ISBN)
  • Geyer-Kordesch, Johanna & MacDonald, Fiona.
Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow. The History of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 1599 - 1858.
London: The Hambledon Press 1999. 478 pp ISBN 1-85285-186-4
  • Hull, Andrew & Geyer-Kordesch, Johanna.
The Shaping of the Medical Profession. The History of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 1858 - 1999.
London: The Hambledon Press 1999. 288 pp ISBN 1-85285-187-2