Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine

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Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine
Founded 1918
Founder Sir William Osler
Type Educational
Focus General Medicine
  • London, United Kingdom
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
Donald Singer, President; Tim Nicholson, Hon. Treasurer; Wade Dimitri, Hon. Secretary
Website http://www.fpm-org.uk/
The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine Building in London

The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine is a British non-profit organisation that was founded after World War I and pioneered the development of postgraduate educational programmes in all branches of medicine.[1][2] Its foundation in the autumn of 1919 was the results of a merger between the Fellowship of Medicine and the Postgraduate Medical Association[3] and Sir William Osler became the first president of the new organisation.[4] The fellowship is supported by national and international fellows with expertise in the practice of medicine, medical education, clinical research, and related disciplines. The office and meeting rooms of the fellowship are in Central London. It is governed by a council that meets quarterly.

Current activities[edit]

The fellowship aims to achieve its objectives through publications, organising educational meetings and supporting other relevant activities.

The fellowship hosts a range of seminars and conferences.

  • In 2008, the fellowship supported the 2nd International Symposium on Progress on Personalising Medicines.[6]
  • The fellowship also supported in 2011 the 3rd International Symposium on Progress on Personalising Medicines, in partnership with the British Pharmacological Society.[7]
  • Since 2009, the fellowship has also arranged joint events with the Medical Society of London.[8]
   - January 2009: inaugural joint debate on NICE and personalising medicine, between FPM Fellow Munir Pirmohamed[9] and Sir Michael Rawlins.[10] 
- February 2012: a debate on the challenges to the future of electronic health records.
- January 2014: updates on cardiovascular disease - sudden cardiac death and intravascular treatment for heart valve disease.
  • The first FPM summer public lecture was delivered on 6 June 2011 by FPM Fellow Allister Vale on 'Chemical terrorism: what the clinician needs to know'.

On 1 October 2015 the fellowship organised a conference [11] to mark the 90th anniversary of the launch of the Postgraduate Medical Journal.
The fellowship has provided major support for the International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.[12]

Honorary fellows[edit]

Official journals[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ John MacAlister's Other Vision: A History of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine by Gordon C. Cook, 175 pp, £29.95, ISBN 1-85775-789-0, 2005. Oxford, England
  2. ^ Singer, D. R. J. (2008). "Nine decades for the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine". Postgraduate Medical Journal. 84 (987): 2–2. doi:10.1136/pgmj.2007.067017. 
  3. ^ Lister John (1994). "Scenes from Postgraduate Life. The history of postgraduate medicine education" (PDF). Postgrad Med J. 70 (828): 728–731. PMC 2397773Freely accessible. PMID 7831169. doi:10.1136/pgmj.70.828.728.  Based on Lecture at 75th Anniversary Dinner of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine
  4. ^ Cook, G C (2005). "History of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine". Postgraduate Medical Journal. 81 (961): 673–673. doi:10.1136/pgmj.2005.040329. 
  5. ^ "Elsevier". Healthpolicyandtechnology.org. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  6. ^ "2008: 2nd International Symposium: Progress on Personalizing Medicines". .warwick.ac.uk. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  7. ^ "3rd International Symposium on Progress on Personalizing Medicines". University of Warwick. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  8. ^ "The Medical Society of London". Medsoclondon.org. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  9. ^ "Munir Pirmohamed - research profile on BiomedExperts". Biomedexperts.com. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  10. ^ "Sir Michael Rawlins, Chairman". Nice.org.uk. 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  11. ^ http://fpostgradmed.blogspot.com/2015/09/advances-in-medicine-over-past-9.html
  12. ^ Singer, D. R.; Hulse, M. (2010). "Poetry, medicine, and the International Hippocrates Prize". The Lancet. 375 (9719): 976–977. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60427-8. 
  13. ^ "Postgraduate Medical Journal - BMJ Journals". Pmj.bmj.com. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  14. ^ "Elsevier". Healthpolicyandtechnology.org. Retrieved 2013-05-05.